Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Rep. Merwyn Jones

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Community News, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Hawaiian Homes Commission, Public Information, Public Notice

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NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Rep. Merwyn Jones

Former Deputy of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 24, 2014
HONOLULU – As a mark of respect for the late former state Rep. Merwyn Jones, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaii shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, the day of his memorial service.

“Merwyn Jones worked for the state in various capacities for nearly 30 years and will be remembered as a man devoted to improving his leeward Oahu community and all of Hawaii,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Jones ohana.”

Rep. Jones, 76, was elected to the Legislature’s 44th House District in 1994 and served the Waianae-Makaha community for four years. He was chair of the House Agriculture Committee from 1997 to 1998. Jones previously served as executive director for the Office of Community Service and deputy director for the Department of Hawaiian Homes Lands and for the Department of Human Services.
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