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Flags Ordered to Half-Staff All Week in Honor of General Powell

Posted October 18, 2021, 1:00 PM HST ·Updated October 18, 12:08 PM

At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag 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, immediately and until sunset on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

This action serves to honor General Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who died Monday morning as a result of COVID-19 complications. Powell had been battling a type of blood cancer for multiple years.

General Powell was born in New York City. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from City College of New York and his MBA from George Washington University. He later rose to the highest ranks of the US military and went on to advise four presidents.

To view President Joe Biden’s proclamation, click here.