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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Nancy Reagan

March 7, 2016, 8:25 AM HST
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Flags flying at half-staff at Hale Kaulike, Hilo's courthouse. File photo.

Flags flying at half-staff at Hale Kaulike, Hilo’s courthouse. File photo.

In a mark of respect for the late Nancy Reagan, all national and state flags at the State Capitol and all state offices and agencies, including the Hawai’i National Guard, will fly at half-staff.

The flags will be flow at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment.

President Barack Obama issued the direction on Monday morning. The proclamation can be read below:

“As a mark of respect for the memory of Nancy Reagan, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.”

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