(St. Paul, MN) — U-S and Minnesota flags are lowered to half-staff today (Wednesday) in honor and remembrance of those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor and in World War II. More than 24-hundred Americans were killed in the December 7th, 1941, Japanese attack on Hawaii. Twenty-six Minnesotans died that day. Minnesota homes and businesses are also encouraged to fly their flags at half-staff. The Department of Veterans is hosting a brief remembrance event this morning (Wednesday 8:30 a-m) at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Rifle volleys will be fired by the Memorial Rifle Squad.
Flags Lowered to Half-Staff to Honor Those Killed in Pearl Harbor, WWII
By Ashley Hanley|2022-12-07T05:23:54-06:00December 7th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!