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Flags to fly at half-staff

December 6, 2013
The Maui News

U.S. and Hawaii flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset Monday to honor the memory of Nelson Mandela, according to a Governor's Office announcement.

"Nelson Mandela reminded us all of our common humanity," Gov. Neil Abercrombie said. "He was the symbol and the living reality of what perseverance and determination a human being can bring to bear on behalf of the freedom of us all.

"It's less that he is passed from us than the message of his life stays with us. If we can retain that in our hearts and our minds, then we, too, can focus on our common humanity for the benefit of all."



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