GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Flags to fly at half-staff to honor victims of the attacks in Brussels, Belgium  

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, the national and state flags shall be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 22, 2016, in Brussels, Belgium. The flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset, March 26, 2016.

“It saddens me that this international surge of terrorism has become the ‘new normal’ that can happen anywhere at any time. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured in the attacks in Brussels and we send our deepest condolences to the victims of this tragedy and their families,” said Gov. David Ige.

A link to the official order from the White House has been provided below:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/22/presidential-proclamation-honoring-victims-attack-brussels-belgium

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Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov

 

Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

cindy.mcmillan@hawaii.gov