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Gov. Green lowers the flags in honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: Maui Now

At the direction of the President of the United States, Governor Josh Green, MD, has ordered that the flag of the United States and the state flag of Hawaii be flown at half-staff at the Hawaii State Capitol as well as at all state offices and agencies. as the Hawaii National Guard in the State of Hawaii, in effect from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, May 5.

This action is being taken in honor of the 89 firefighters who died in 2023 and the 137 firefighters who died in previous years. One of the firefighters killed in the line of duty was Tre’ Evans-Dumaran of the County of Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety.

MFD said goodbye to fallen firefighter Tre’ Evans-Dumaran during a ceremony this time last year. (5.12.23) File PC: Maui Fire Department

“This country owes every firefighter who gets up every morning and goes to work not knowing if he will come home. We owe their families. We owe a debt to everyone who has ever lost a firefighter they loved. They have lost a piece of their soul,” US President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said. “The courageous legacy of these heroes lives on in the communities they kept safe, and in our work to be there for each other as they always were for us.”

“As we remember the brave firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty, let us also honor their sacrifice by remembering the risks they faced every day to protect our communities. Their selflessness has saved many lives and I am incredibly grateful for their service. On this weekend of remembrance for the fallen firefighters, let us keep their memories alive by supporting their families and continuing to support our local fire departments,” said Green.

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