DENVER (KDVR) – President Joe Biden ordered public buildings to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday in honor of National Pearl Harbor Memorial Day.
The flag will be flown at a height of half a foot from sunrise to sunset on December 7.
The order also incorporates a separate order for the flags to be lowered half a foot from sunrise to sunset from December 6-9. Honoring the life and legacy of Senator Bob Dole.
Here is the full text of Statement of President Biden:
On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked our forces at Pearl Harbor and other locations in Hawaii, claiming the lives of 2,403 service members and civilians, and leaving the United States at the same time. declared entry into World War II. It was a day that 80 years later still lives in disgrace. As we mark National Pearl Harbor Memorial Day, we honor the patriots who have lost their lives, remember the courage of all those who have defended our Motherland, and remind ourselves to make peace. subsequent peace and reconciliation to bring a better future to our world. Today, we thank the Greatest Generation, who have guided our Nation through some of our darkest times and laid the foundations for an international system that has turned our enemies in. old allies.
A decade ago, I paid my respects at the USS Arizona Memorial – where 1,177 crewmembers lost their lives on that terrible December day. To this day, oil droplets still rise to the surface – the metaphorical “Black Tears” for those lost in the attack. Reading the names engraved on that marble is a mournful reminder of the sacrifices and human costs to protect our Motherland and the ideals this great country embodies. Our country remains forever indebted to all those who gave their all eight decades ago. We will never forget those who lost their lives, and we will always honor our sacred duty to care for service members, veterans and their families, carers and survivors. surname.
Congress, in accordance with Public Law 103-308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day”.
NOW, SO, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, declare December 7, 2021 as National Pearl Harbor Memorial Day. I encourage all Americans to reflect on the bravery of our brave warriors that day and to remember their sacrifices. I ask all of us to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the survivors of that unimaginable day. I call on all Federal agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals interested to fly the American flag at a height of half a foot on December 7, 2021, in honor of the fallen American patriots. due to service at Pearl Harbor.
As proof, I lay my hands on the third day of this December, in the twenty-first year of our Lord, and the two hundred and forty-sixth Independence Day of the United States of America.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.
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