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Hawaii Governor Bans U.S. Flag

The Los Angeles Times
January 17, 1993

During the five-day centennial commemoration of the overthrow of Hawaii's last Queen, Hawaii Gov. John Waihee has ordered the U.S. flag not be flown over state buildings, according to the Associated Press.

Not flying the Star and Stripes again until Monday is "an appropriate reminder" of U.S. involvement in the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani, Waihee said during Wednesday's opening ceremonies.

In addition, Hawaii's state flag will be flown at half-mast on Capitol Hill in Washington during the centennial, said Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii).

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"The overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy ... was a hostile act, an armed takeover of a legitimate government that was an established member of the community of nations"