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Gov. Cox orders flags lowered for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec 6, 2022, 3:08 PM
The U.S. flag flies at half staff over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC on May 12, 2022 ...
The U.S. flag flies at half staff over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC on May 12, 2022 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Joe Biden ordered the flags through the United States to be flown at half staff to honor the one million American lives lost to COVID-19. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
(Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has ordered all flags be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday as part of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Flags should be lowered at midnight on Dec. 7 through midnight on Dec. 8, according to a Tuesday statement from Cox’s office.

Individuals, businesses, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions have also been encouraged to participate.

President Joe Biden issued a statement about the day of remembrance Tuesday, which reads, in part:

I encourage all Americans to reflect on the courage shown by our brave service members that day and remember their sacrifices. I ask us all to give sincere thanks and appreciation to the survivors of that unthinkable day. I urge all Federal agencies, interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff on December 7, 2022, in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

For the full statement, click here.

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Gov. Cox orders flags lowered for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day