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As authorized by the President of the United States of America, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has requested the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Gov. Herbert issued the following statement:

“Today is one of our country’s most sacred days of remembrance. We owe so much to the Greatest Generation, many of whom gave everything in defense our nation and world. We owe special gratitude to the veterans of WWII, who bravely defended liberty and opposed the dark forces of nationalism and hatred that threatened to sweep the world.

“I was humbled to stand alongside a number of these veterans when I had the great honor of joining them in Washington D.C. at the WWII Memorial as part of Utah Honor Flight this fall. Their strength and dedication were truly inspiring. On this day, we honor their memory and give thanks for their service and sacrifice.”

We encourage all individuals, businesses, schools and groups to fly these flags at half-staff at all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on Thurs., Dec. 7, 2017 only.