OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — FLAG ORDER — Governor orders flags at half-staff in honor of late Sen. Breene Harimoto

Posted on Jul 2, 2020 in Latest News, Press Releases

HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late Hawaiʻi State Senator Breene Harimoto, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, July 7 – the day of Sen. Harimoto’s memorial service.

In addition – on Monday, July 6, the Hawai‘i State flag will be flown at the Hawai‘i State Capitol in honor of Sen. Harimoto, as a gift to his family.

“Breene was a true dedicated public servant who worked tirelessly and selflessly for the community he loved, even while fighting his illness,” said Gov. Ige.

Sen. Harimoto, 66, died June 18 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He represented District 16 – Pearl City, Momilani, Pearlridge, ‘Aiea, Royal Summit, ‘Aiea Heights, Newtown, Waimalu, Halawa and Pearl Harbor for six years. He also served on the Honolulu City Council for four years and the Board of Education for eight years, two terms as the BOE’s chairman.

Sen. Harimoto is survived by his wife Cheryl, three children, three grandchildren, his parents and three siblings.

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Office of the Governor
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