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Military Bases Remain On Highest State Of Alert

(Honolulu-AP) -- Military bases in Hawaii remain on the "highest state of alert" following terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC.

All flights from Hawaii airports have been suspended but could resume today.

The Kuhio Federal Building, which was closed yesterday, will reopen today. Governor Cayetano says the Hawaii National Guard was partially mobilized yesterday to assist police departments, airport security and other government security personnel.

Cayetano also activated the state civil defense at Diamond Head. State schools and the University of Hawaii remained open, except for on military bases and on the Big Island, where Mayor Harry Kim ordered schools closed.

The USS Arizona Memorial and battleship Missouri Memorial are expected to remain closed today.

Mayor Jeremy Harris says the city would hold an interfaith service for the victims of the attack on tomorrow evening at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl crater.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority canceled meetings scheduled for Wednesday because neighbor island boards were unable to travel. The Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau also postponed its tourism conference, which was scheduled to begin Monday.

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