HONOLULU, Hawaii: Flags around the state of Hawaii will fly at half-staff on August 15th in honor of Herb Matayoshi, the same day services are planned to be held in his honor in Hilo.
The Office of the Governor issued this statement today. Included is a copy of the proclamation.
Governor Neil Abercrombie today ordered that all national and Hawai’i flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawai’i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, August 15, 2011 in memory of former Hawai’i County Mayor Herbert Matayoshi.
Mr. Matayoshi passed away earlier this month. He was Hawai’i County’s second elected mayor in 1974 and served until 1984.
“Herb Matayoshi was a politician of the old school – thoughtful, supportive, encouraging, and selfless – it was never about him,” Governor Abercrombie said. “No matter what the issue, no matter what the circumstance, he always put Hawai’i first. He had a calm consideration not just for the facts but for what they meant for Hawai’i.”
A celebration of life service will be held in Honolulu tomorrow evening and another service will be held in Hilo on August 15th.
Governor Abercrombie issued the attached proclamation in honor of Mr. Matayoshi.