Flags to fly half-staff Sunday for Pearl Harbor anniversary
Survivors will also attend ceremony in Spokane
Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 2:38 p.m.
Governor Jay Inslee has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Sunday, Dec. 7 on the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Governor’s proclamation is as follows:
- Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, December 7, 2014, for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was created by Congress in 1994 in honor of those Americans killed or injured as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
- I have no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, December 5, 2014. Flags should remain at half-staff until the end of the day on December 7 or first thing Monday morning, December 8, 2014.
- Please notify your staff and all of your field offices and facilities around the state.
- Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
The public is also invited to a ceremony in Spokane to salute the fallen in front of the newly installed Pearl Harbor memorial (outside Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Howard Street) Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. The last five living members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (two Sailors, two Soldiers, one Marine – ages 91, 92, 94, 98 and 99) in eastern Washington and northern Idaho will take part in the commemoration.