Gov. Snyder recognizes Pearl Harbor Day

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LANSING, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder joins President Barack Obama’s call to honor National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by flying Michigan and U.S. flags at half-staff. Eagle&Flag

Flags are also at half-staff today as a result of the president’s call to lower them in honor of the 14 victims of the San Bernardino, Calif. shooting.

Today, Snyder asks additional thoughts be given in remembrance of the 2,400 American lives lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. 

“The lives lost at Pearl Harbor were the result of an unprovoked attack on the people of our country,” Snyder said. “Today, I urge all Michiganders to remember the civilians, military members and families of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom that fateful day more than seven decades ago.”

Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full-staff on Tuesday, December 8.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

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