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Put flag at half staff for Pearl Harbor Day

by jmaloni
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 07:00 am

Flag etiquette is to lower your flag to half staff from sunrise to sunset on Pearl Harbor Day, Friday, Dec. 7, according to Old Glory Flag & Banner Co., a division of Cooper Sign Co., located in Town of Niagara.

On Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, America's naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked by the forces of the Empire of Japan. More than 2,400 Americans were killed and more than 1,100 were wounded. The attack sank four Navy battleships and damaged four more. It also sank three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer and damaged 188 aircraft.

This event launched America into action and eventual victory during World War II.

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