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Flags fly at half-staff in honor of fallen firefighters

Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, as acting governor, ordered that all Hawaii flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff alongside U.S. flags from sunrise to sunset on Sunday. 

President Barack Obama ordered that all U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

The presidential proclamation states:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States do hereby proclaim October 5 through October 11, 2014, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, October 12, 2014, in accordance with Public Law 107-51, the flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff at all Federal office buildings in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. I call on all Americans to participate in this observance with appropriate programs and activities and by renewing their efforts to prevent fires and their tragic consequences.


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