Gov. Jack Dalrymple today directed state government agencies and encouraged North Dakotans to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Sunday, December 7 in honor of those who lost their lives serving this nation at Pearl Harbor. The Governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued by the President designating December 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
“As we mark the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we honor the more than 3,500 Americans who were killed or wounded on that solemn day and reaffirm their legacy in the heart of the country they so valiantly defended,” Dalrymple said. “We also honor the men and women who met this nation’s call to service and fought heroically across Europe and the Pacific to defeat tyranny and preserve freedom, actions that changed the course of history.”