Report by Paula Antolini
December 7, 2018, 8:09AM EDT
Gov. Malloy Directs Flags to Remain at Half-Staff Friday for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 6, 2018
Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven Will Be Illuminated in Red, White and Blue Lights on the Nights of December 6 and 7
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is directing U.S. and State of Connecticut flags to remain flying at half-staff on Friday, December 7, 2018, in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The national observation honors the lives lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Flags are also currently flying at half-staff for a 30-day period in honor of President George H.W. Bush, who passed away on November 30. They should remain lowered throughout the duration of this period.
In addition, the Governor announced that the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – informally known as the Q Bridge – will be illuminated in red, white, and blue lights on the evenings of Thursday, December 6 and Friday, December 7, in observation of the remembrance. Beacons will project light upward from the bridge towers during those nights from sunset until 1:00 a.m. The bridge is named in honor of those who served during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said, “Today marks 77 years since the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, where thousands lost their lives in an unspeakable tragedy that brought the United States into World War II. We are forever grateful for the sacrifices of these brave men and women and all of the members of our military currently serving to protect our freedoms. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a dark moment in our country’s history, but as we so often do after tragedy, Americans came together to fight for democracy, justice, and humanity and ultimately win World War II. While we take time today to reflect on the sacrifices of the greatest generation, we must also remember the strength of our nation and our ability to overcome the most daunting challenges. God bless America.”