Barbour orders flags lowered for Pearl Harbor Day

Gov. Haley Barbour today ordered state flags lowered to half-staff Monday in honor of the more than 2,400 Americans killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

“It is important to honor members of America’s courageous military forces who helped secure our liberty and especially to recognize the bravery of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the defining characteristic of our nation: democracy. Please join Marsha and me in remembering the courageous men and women who lost their lives on December 7, 1941,” Barbour said.

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order, Mississippi flags on all state buildings and grounds will be flown at half-staff Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, from sun-up to sun-down.