Juneau, AK (KINY) - Governor Bill Walker has ordered that flags be lowered for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Governor Bill Walker has ordered that flags be lowered for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
December 7th marks the 76th anniversary of the military assault against the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. That attack took the lives of 2,400 soldiers and citizens, injuring over 1000, and destroying 20 American naval vessels. Over 300 airplanes were also destroyed.
“I encourage all Alaskans to pause in remembrance of those whose lives were lost, and to pay homage to those who have served or currently serve in our nation’s military,” Governor Bill Walker said. “Reflecting on the loss and devastation of that day serves as a vivid reminder of the exceptional service and selfless sacrifice our armed service people make every day; risking their lives to shield our nation from harm, and preserving our founding principles and liberties.”
All US and Alaska flags at federal, state, and public facilities should be flown at half-staff at sunrise on Thursday morning and returned to full-staff at sunset the same day.