Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Through the End of the Week to Honor COVID Victims

At the direction of President Biden, Governor David Ige has ordered both the U.S. flag and the Hawaiʻi state flag to be flown at half-staff through Friday, February 26, 2021 to commemorate the deaths of over 500,00o Americans from COVID-19.

“This action is being taken today, as the U.S. marks a half-million COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began. Let us reflect on this loss and the memory of the more than 500,000 fellow Americans – including 431 in Hawai‘i —  who have died of COVID-19. Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones on this day,” Gov. Ige said in a statement.

 

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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