Governor Orders Flags To Half-Staff Saturday For Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
HARTFORD— Governor Ned Lamont announced December 6 that he is directing U.S. and State of Connecticut flags to be lowered to at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 7, 2019, in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The national observation honors the lives lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags — including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise — should also be lowered during this same duration of time.
In addition, Governor Lamont announced that the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven — informally known by many residents as the Q Bridge — will be illuminated in red, white, and blue lights on the evenings of Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, in observation of the remembrance. Beacons will project light upward from the bridge towers during those nights from sunset through the early morning hours. The bridge is named in honor of those who served during the attack.
“We are forever grateful for the military heroes who fought on behalf of our country during the battle at Pearl Harbor and throughout World War II — they represent some of the very best of our nation and we honor all of those we lost,” Governor Lamont said. “This anniversary is a reminder of the sacrifices that all of our troops and their families make in the name of service to our country.”