The U.S. and Missouri flags on all state and local government buildings in Missouri will be flown at half-staff on Dec. 7 to commemorate those who died or were wounded during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. A 1996 state law designates Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and directs that on that day, flags be flown at half-staff by all state agencies and political subdivisions of the state.

“The attack that plunged America into the Second World War united this nation like no other event of the 20th Century,” Gov. Nixon said. “On this day of remembrance, we commemorate those who gave their lives on that day. The victory over tyranny came only at a tremendous cost of American lives over the next four years, and today we especially remember the sacrifice of those who died for our country that December morning at Pearl Harbor.”