Flags At Half-Staff Monday For Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

     Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the 79th anniversary of the Japanese air attack on the U-S military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that brought the U-S into World War II. 

       All U-S, state, and other flags are flying at half-staff from sunrise until sunset today under presidential and state proclamations. 

       Nearly 20 American naval vessels, including 8 battleships, and 300 airplanes were damaged or destroyed in the sneak attack with more 2,400 soldiers, sailors, and civilians killed and another 1,000 wounded.

      The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan calling Dec 7, 1941 “a date that will live in infamy.”