December 5, 2008
GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ORDERS LOWERING OF FLAGS ON
NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY
Governor Haley Barbour today ordered State flags lowered to half-staff Sunday 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 honor members of America’s courageous military forces who helped secure our liberty and especially to recognize the bravery of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the defining characteristic of our nation: democracy. Please join Marsha and me in remembering the courageous men and women who lost their lives on December 7, 1941,” 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 Sunday, December 7, 2008, from sun-up to sun-down.