Flags at half-staff Friday for D.C. shipyard shooting victims

Published On: Sep 16 2013 03:37:19 PM HST
Updated On: Sep 16 2013 03:39:12 PM HST
HONOLULU -

As a mark of respect for the victims of the acts of violence at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaii be displayed at half-staff at all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard until sunset on Friday, Sept. 20.

"Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts are with those impacted by today’s tragedy," Gov. Abercrombie said. "As a community that embraces our military and its civilian workers, we keenly feel the loss resulting from such senseless acts against these most valiant patriots."

President Barack Obama today issued a proclamation calling for the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff.  Click here to view the President's proclamation.

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