US, Wisconsin flags at half-staff for Pearl Harbor Day

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has ordered the U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

The attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu took the lives of 2,403 Americans and injured 1,178 others.

“Each year, Wisconsin remembers the bravery and sacrifice demonstrated by Americans on O’ahu that day, and honors the enduring legacy of our veterans, including the more than 5,800 World War II veterans currently living in Wisconsin, who fought to preserve and defend the freedoms and quality of life enjoyed by folks across our country today,” Evers said in his order.

Typically, there is a ceremony remembering Pearl Harbor at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. However, due to city Health Department restrictions on COVID-19 related gatherings, there will be no ceremony this year.

The order is in effect from sunrise to sunset.

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