United States — This is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Empire of Japan on Sunday, December 7, 1941, brought the United States into World War II. Today is the 76th anniversary of that date, and we at KIWA honor and thank all veterans and their families on this important date in our history.
Congress has designated December 7th of each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day,” and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags in Iowa at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Flags are at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags are also at half-staff on all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state.
Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.