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Governor Markell Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011



Consistent with Public Law 103-308 passed by Congress in 1994 and a proclamation issued Tuesday by President Obama, Governor Jack Markell ordered both U.S. and Delaware State flags to be lowered to half-staff the morning of Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags should be returned to full-staff the close of business today.

“While we commemorate December 7th as Delaware Day, we also recognize the sacrifices made by members of our military and their families on this day in 1941,” Governor Markell said.

“We should take this opportunity to remember those who died that day and those who served and sacrificed through the rest of World War II. We should remember to thank all our veterans and all those men and women still serving for defending the principles enshrined in the U.S. Constitution that Delaware ratified in 1787.”

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Governor Markell Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011



Consistent with Public Law 103-308 passed by Congress in 1994 and a proclamation issued Tuesday by President Obama, Governor Jack Markell ordered both U.S. and Delaware State flags to be lowered to half-staff the morning of Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags should be returned to full-staff the close of business today.

“While we commemorate December 7th as Delaware Day, we also recognize the sacrifices made by members of our military and their families on this day in 1941,” Governor Markell said.

“We should take this opportunity to remember those who died that day and those who served and sacrificed through the rest of World War II. We should remember to thank all our veterans and all those men and women still serving for defending the principles enshrined in the U.S. Constitution that Delaware ratified in 1787.”

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