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US, Hawaii Flags at Half-Staff Until Sunset Saturday

April 16, 2013, 8:40 AM HST
* Updated April 16, 8:41 AM
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie is following the lead of President Obama and ordering that Hawaii flags at all state offices and agencies will be flown at half-staff along US flags beginning immediately through sunset on Saturday, April 20.

Obama this morning said he was issuing the decree “as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Our thoughts are with the victims, families and many others impacted by the terrifying events that unfolded yesterday at the Boston Marathon,” Abercrombie said in a statement today. “We offer our support and our aloha to the people of Massachusetts during this difficult time.”

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