U.S. and Missouri state flags to be flown at half-staff in MO - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

U.S. and Missouri state flags to be flown at half-staff in MO

MISSOURI (KFVS) -

The U.S. and Missouri state flags will be flown at half-staff on all state and local government buildings in Missouri on Monday, Dec. 7 to commemorate and honor the 2,403 men and women killed and the 1,178 that were wounded during the Japanese aerial attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

"Seventy years ago, World War II ended with the surrender on the deck of the USS Missouri," Governor Nixon said.  "Today, our state's namesake battleship stands silent watch over the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, where America was drawn into the war. The lowered flags on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day remind us of the sacrifices that have been made by our men and women in uniform throughout many generations to guard our nation, including the sacrifices of those who are serving now."

A 1996 Missouri state law designates the date as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and directs that on that day, U.S. and Missouri state flags be flown at half-staff by all state agencies and political subdivisions of the state.

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