Raimondo directs U.S. and state flags to half-staff in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Raimondo directs U.S. and state flags to half-staff in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day



Raimondo orders flags to half-staff in honor of Pearl Harbor Day

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until sunset today, in honor of the lives lost and forever changed on Dec. 7, 1941.

"Today we honor the more than 2,400 innocent Americans who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor," said Raimondo. "No amount of time will ever heal our nation's grief for those lives cut short. But as we reflect on Pearl Harbor's devastation, let us also remember those who survived and continued to serve our nation. May we always be inspired by their fortitude and bravery."

Raimondo also asks Rhode Islanders to lower their flags as a mark of respect.


 
 
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