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Dec. 6, 2011

GOV. BARBOUR ORDERS LOWERING OF FLAGS ON NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY

Gov. Haley Barbour today ordered State flags lowered to half-staff Wednesday in honor of the more than 2,400 Americans killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.  The date is recognized each year as "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day."

"It is important to remember the sacrifice made by America’s brave military forces and their families. These courageous men of the Greatest Generation helped secure liberty for our nation and deserve our deepest gratitude. Please join Marsha and me in remembering the courageous men and women who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941," Gov. Barbour said.

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order, Mississippi flags on all state buildings and grounds will be flown at half-staff Wednesday from sunrise to sunset.