State Flags Lowered for Pearl Harbor Tuesday
December 6, 2010, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day and to honor Americans who fought in World War II.
"There are certain moments in history that will never be forgotten. For Americans, this is one of them," Governor Parnell said. "We lower our flag in honor of those who sacrificed, and we raise our sights, knowing we are stewards of the freedoms secured by the generations who came before us. Pearl Harbor Day reminds us of so much, not the least of which is what we can accomplish as a people when we commit to a higher cause."
On December 7, all U.S. flags at federal, state and public facilities nationwide will be flown at half-staff, in commemoration of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags will be returned to full-staff Wednesday, December 8.