Governor recognizes Gold Star families

Hawaii Gov. David Y. Ige signs a Gold Star proclamation. Photo by Ensign Britney Duesler

MC1 Corwin Colbert
Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs

Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander, Navy Region Hawaii joined other military leaders and families at Hawaii Gov. David Y. Ige’s Gold Star proclamation-signing in the governor’s ceremonial room at the state capitol, May 17.

Gold Star families from all branches of service were recognized, represented and honored.

Commander, Navy Installations Command asked each regional command to partner with its state in organizing a Gold-Star recognition proclamation.

The Gold Star family program provides long-term support to surviving families of service members who die while on active duty.

Through the program, families may be afforded long-term assistance through coordinators offering to assist on an array of benefits and entitlements.

For more Gold Star information, visit or

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