Gov. Whitmer announces Michigan to lower flags in honor of Pearl Harbor

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff on Monday, December 7 to honor the 79th anniversary of the attach on Pearl Harbor. 

The state of Michigan observes Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by lowering flags to half-staff. 

Gov. Whitmer extends appreciation for the courage and bravery of the men and women at Pearl Harbor. 

“As Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, December 7 truly is ‘a day that will live in infamy,” said Gov. Whitmer. “We remember the courage and bravery of the men and women at Pearl Harbor, and honor the thousands of Americans who lost their lives during this tragic attack on our nation. I hope this day serves as a reminder of unity in the face of tragedy. I encourage each of us to draw upon these ideals as we work together to eliminate COVID-19 from Michigan.” 

Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. 

To lower flags to half-staff, flags should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. 

Flags should be returned to full-staff on Tuesday, December 8.

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