FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2007
GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ORDERS LOWERING OF FLAGS ON NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY
(JACKSON, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour today ordered State flags lowered to half-staff tomorrow in honor of the more than 2,400 Americans killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The move coincides with the President's order that U.S. flags fly at half-staff in recognition of December 7 of each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.”
“It is important to pay tribute to members of America’s courageous military forces who helped secure our liberty and especially to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the defining characteristic of our nation: democracy. I hope Mississippians will join Marsha and me in remembering the brave men and women who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, and whose unwavering efforts to defend our nation will never be forgotten,” Governor Barbour said.
In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order, Mississippi flags on all state buildings and grounds will be flown at half-staff tomorrow, December 7, 2007, from sun-up to sun-down.