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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former state Rep. Bertha Kawakami

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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former state Rep. Bertha Kawakami

Posted on Jan 12, 2018 in Latest News, Press Releases

HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late former Hawai’i State Rep. Bertha Kawakami, 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 Hawaii National Guard, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

“Rep. Kawakami positively influenced the lives of many of Hawai‘i’s youth while serving at the Hawai‘i State Department of Education for more than 30 years. I first knew her as an educator on O‘ahu. Throughout her lifetime, she was committed to working for Hawai‘i, and making our state a better place to live. To Bertha’s family, may you find peace in knowing that her memory will live on in the hearts of those whose lives she touched,” said Gov. David Ige.

Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, Jan. 13, the day of Kawakami’s memorial service.
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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