State Flags to be Lowered
for Pearl Harbor Remembrance
December 07, 2004
Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski has proclaimed Tuesday as
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Alaska, and ordered state flags
to be lowered to half-staff to commemorate the attack on Dec.
7, 1941 and to honor the individuals who died as a result of
Japanese forces operating from
aircraft carriers attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii without warning at 7:55 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941,
sinking or destroying 19 ships, killing 2,300 and launching the
United States into World War II.
In addition to ordering the
state observance, the governor said Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Day should be commemorated with suitable observances and exercises
by the public and civic groups.
Source of News:
Office of the Governor
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