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Flags Ordered to Fly at Half-Staff on September 11 in Observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

REPORT FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE – Governor Neil Abercrombie today ordered that all Hawai'i flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawai'i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff alongside U.S. flags from sunrise to sunset on tomorrow, September 11, 2012. President Barack Obama ordered that all U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff in observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.

The presidential proclamation states:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2012, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. I call upon all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. I invite the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and interested organizations and individuals to join in this observance. I call upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 

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