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Governor Recognizes 74th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2015, 10:49 AM HST
* Updated December 7, 11:00 AM
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Governor David Ige is honored survivors and those who lost their lives during a ceremony on Oahu, recognizing the 74th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

“We honor their dedication and the sacrifices they made for our country, and we pay tribute to the families they left behind,” said Governor Ige. “We stand together to pledge to uphold their legacy and honor their memory.”

Flags across the state, which have been flown at half-staff since Dec. 3, will remain lowered at all state offices, agencies, and the Hawai’i National Guard.

United States Senator Brian Schatz issued a statement on the 74th anniversary:

“Seventy-four years ago today, the attack on Pearl Harbor forever changed Hawai‘i, the country, and the world.  We will never forget the thousands of men and women who lost their lives that day and the countless others who bravely stepped forward to defend our home.  We honor them and all of those who continue to protect our nation today.”


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