Hawaii Flag to Fly at Half-Staff Tuesday

March 24, 2012, 10:16 AM HST
* Updated March 24, 10:26 AM
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday ordered that the Hawaii flag is to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday at all state offices in memory of the late King George Tupou V of Tonga.

Funeral services for the 63-year-old monarch who died March 18 will be held March 26-27 in the South Pacific nation which has declared those days a national holiday.

Abercrombie said since ascending to the throne in 2006 the king was a political reformer who fostered a more open system of government and economy, and pioneered a process of peaceful democratization.


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