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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Late Rep. Carroll

March 5, 2015, 11:31 AM HST
* Updated March 5, 11:32 AM
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All United States and State of Hawai’i flags will be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as by the Hawai’i National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 6 and on Sunday, March 15. The order comes from Governor David Ige in respect of the late former state Representative Diana “Mele” Carroll.

Rep. Carroll’s service will be held on Friday, March 6 on Oahu and on Sunday, March 15 on Maui.

“A pillar in Maui County, Mele Carroll’s dedication to improving her community will be missed. She worked hard for her constituents and her passion was evident in her work,” said Gov. Ige. “We send our heartfelt condolences to the Carroll family and her many friends.”

The late representative was born on Oahu and served in the Hawai’i State House of Representatives from 2005 to 2015. Former Governor Linda Lingle appointed Rep. Carroll following the resignation of Sol Kahoohalahala. She also served Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, and parts of Maui.

Due to complications with her cancer treatment, Rep. Carroll, 50, resigned from the Hawai’i Legislature on Feb. 1. She died on Feb. 18.

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