Gov. Ritter orders flags to be lowered
Order made to remember Pearl Harbor
December 5, 2009
Gov. Bill Ritter has directed all U.S. and Colorado flags be lowered to half-staff on state buildings across Colorado on Monday, according to a news release.
The flags are to be lowered from sunrise to sunset, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Monday is the 68th anniversary of the attacks that prompted the United States' entry into World War II.
"Nearly seven decades after the unprovoked attack of U.S. military facilities at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, endures as what President Roosevelt called 'a date which will live in infamy,'" Ritter said in the release.
"The people of Colorado joined their fellow Americans back then in responding to the surprise attacks, and I ask all Coloradans to join me in honoring Pearl Harbor Day on Monday.
"I urge all Coloradans to pause in memory of the brave individuals who defended us on that day."