Flags to fly at half-staff Dec. 7 for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 6, 2012
On the order of the president of the United States, Ball State University will lower its flags on Friday, December 7, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The flags will remain lowered to half-staff until sunset that day. The flag-lowering proclamation from President Obama:
Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, president of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2012, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn day of remembrance and to honor our military, past and present, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I urge all Federal agencies and interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff this December 7 in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.