Brownback orders flags lowered to half-staff for Pearl Harbor Day

Elias Hubbard
December 7, 2017

Gov. Mark Dayton announced in a "Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day" proclamation that Minnesota and US flags should fly at half-staff Thursday from sunrise until sunset at all state and federal buildings to honor the anniversary of the attack that killed more than 2,400 people and injured at least 1,100.

More than 2,400 military personnel and civilians were killed and 1,178 were wounded in the bombing raid, with President Franklin D. Roosevelt declaring December 7 "a date which will live in infamy".

They'll do it with a new master of ceremonies, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Krista McKinley.

Each year the number of survivors from that surprise attack on Pearl Harbor grows smaller, but their courage and determination to fight must never be forgotten.

The Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii was the hub of United States naval power in the 1940s.

Thursday's ceremony will be presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6695, with Cmdr.

I invite you, along with members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 212, to take a moment to remember the men and women who lost their lives that fateful day.

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