Flags Lowered to Half Staff in Remembrance of Pearl Harbor Attack

Governor Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, December 7, 2018, in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This is in honor of the more than 2,400 Americans who died in the surprise attack on the U.S. Fleet’s Pearl Harbor base in the early morning hours of December 7, 1941. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 7, 1941 as “a date which will live in infamy” and signed the Declaration of War against Japan the following day, December 8, 1941, 77 years ago. All individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies are encouraged to join in this tribute. While flags are presently at half-staff in honor of former President George H.W. Bush, Friday’s flag lowering will also serve to honor those lost in the Pearl Harbor attack.

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