HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today ordered U.S. and state flags at commonwealth facilities to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, Dec. 7, in honor of all who died on Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor Day, as well as all the military heroes who have given their lives to ensure the protection and safety of our nation and its citizens.
"The attack on Pearl Harbor serves as a constant reminder of the courage and valor the men and women of our armed forces possess," Governor Rendell said. "We thank those heroes of Pearl Harbor and all of our military heroes, throughout history. Their sacrifices are recognized and they shall never be forgotten."
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor killed 2,403 Americans and led the United States to enter World War II. The U.S.S. Pennsylvania, in dry-dock at Pearl Harbor, was among the first ships to return fire on Japanese warplanes.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor