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Flags at half-staff to honor Kato (May 28)


In observance of the memory of Hiroshi Kato, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered all Hawaii flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Saturday, May 28.

Hiroshi Kato served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. After the war, he earned a law degree and later worked for the State Senate.

He was first elected to the State House of Representatives in 1959 and served for seven terms.

Kato retired from the State Legislature in 1974 and was appointed by Gov. John Burns to the Circuit Court bench where he served as judge for eight years.

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