Beshear orders flags to half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Andy Beshear
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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear is directing flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

The day is in memory and honor of more than 2,400 Americans who died in a surprise attack on the U.S. Naval 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.