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Governor Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Dec. 7 for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Friday, 12 06, 2013

Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian
502-564-2611

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

This is in memory of and to honor the 2,400 Americans who died in the surprise attack on the U.S. Fleet’s Pearl Harbor base in the early-morning hours of Dec. 7, 1941. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared Dec. 7, 1941, “a day which will live in infamy” and signed the Declaration of War against Japan the following day, Dec. 8, 72 years ago.

Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.

Flag status information is available at http://governor.ky.gov/Pages/flagstatus.aspx.

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