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Flags to fly at half-staff Sunday in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day


HONOLULU – In observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week Governor Neil Abercrombie today ordered that all Hawai’i flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawai’i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff alongside U.S. flags from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, May 15, 2011.

President Barack Obama proclaimed May 15, 2011, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 15 through May 21, 2011, as Police Week. In his proclamation the President states:

“I call upon all Americans to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also call on Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of the other territories subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day. I further encourage all Americans to display the flag at half staff from their homes and businesses on that day.”

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