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Gov. Barbour orders lowering of flags

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – Governor Haley Barbour has ordered State flags lowered to half-staff Tuesday in honor of the more than 2,000 Americans killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.

 The date is recognized each year as "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day."

"It is important to remember the sacrifice made by America's brave military forces and their families. These men of the Greatest Generation were courageous and helped secure our liberty. Please join Marsha and me in remembering the courageous men and women who lost their lives on December. 7, 1941," Gov. Barbour said.

In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, Mississippi flags on all state buildings and grounds will be flown at half-staff Tuesday from sun-up to sun-down.

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