Flags at state and local government buildings to be flown at half-staff today, Dec. 7, for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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- The U.S. and Missouri flags on all state and local government buildings in Missouri will be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Dec. 7 to commemorate those who died or were wounded during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. A 1996 state law designates the date as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and directs that on that day, flags be flown at half-staff by all state agencies and political subdivisions of the state.

"On this 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, it is appropriate to both remember and honor those who died that day," Gov. Jay Nixon said. "Like many other turning points in American history, this attack stirred the resolve of our nation into action. Through the sacrifice of those at Pearl Harbor and hundreds of thousands of other Americans on battlefields around the world over the next four years, the twin tyrannies of fascism and imperialism were defeated. Those are lessons we must not forget."