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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 that attack.

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.


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