Friday, December 07, 2007
National Pearl Harbor Day
Governor directs flags to half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Day
A statement from Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius:
“On December 7th, 1941, war found its way to our shores.
“The attack on Pearl Harbor inspired a generation of Americans to defend the liberty of our country abroad and this era is galvanized in our collective memory as one of bravery, sacrifice and national unity.
“I have directed flags be flown at half-staff on Friday, December 7th throughout State of Kansas facilities and buildings. I urge all Kansans to do the same at their homes and businesses to show their respect for the memory of those men and woman who lost their lives on that day.”
President George W. Bush issued a proclamation requesting all federal institutions lower their flags on National Pearl Harbor Day and asked states to follow suit.