Governor Neil Abercrombie has ordered that all national and state flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawai’i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff as directed by President Barack Obama.
President Obama made the Presidential Proclamation as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on August 5, 2012, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Flags shall be flown at half-staff beginning today until sunset, August 10, 2012.
On Sunday, a 40-year-old gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin killing six people and critically injuring three others. The gunman was shot to death by police.