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Pearl Harbor Day

A day of remembrance
According to national law, December 7 is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – a day for Americans to fly their flags at half-staff in solemn observation.

A look back
On December 7, 1941, "the day which will live in infamy" was so named following the surprise attack by Japanese bombers on U.S. Naval warships stationed at Pearl Harbor. The attack ultimately resulted in U.S. involvement in WWII.

We will honor
On this day, the lives of more than 3,000 soldiers will be remembered as we lower our flags in tribute to their sacrifice.

On the directive of the President, the flag of the United States of America should be flown at half staff on the homes of Americans, the White House, and all United States government buildings.

NOTE for businesses not in operation over the weekend: As Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day falls on a Sunday in 2014, it is acceptable to lower the flag at dusk on Friday, December 5, and raise it again on Monday, December 8.