HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Flags will fly at half-staff in remembrance of former state Board of Education member Alexander "Lex" Hofgaard Brodie.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that all national and Hawaii flags at state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, the day of public memorial services.
"This Saturday, the people of Hawaii will extend a final 'Thank you, very much' to Lex Brodie, an iconic member of our island community," Gov. Abercrombie said. "Lex Brodie's dedication to education, the community and small business helped to shape the state as we know it – as it grew from a territory to a state, and today continues toward greater potential. He recognized education as a means to realize that full potential."
Brodie was elected to the BOE and served from 1992 to 2003. A former Waikiki Beach Boy, he became a well-known entrepreneur who founded Lex Brodie Tire Company in 1961 and the Small Business Association of Hawaii (now Smart Business Hawaii) in 1976.
He died Jan. 11 on Kauai at age 98.