By proclamation issued earlier today, Gov. Rick Scott has directed the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida, from sunrise to sunset, on Sunday, December 7, 2014.
In addition, Gov. Scott encourages all people of our great state to observe this National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities to remember and honor those who died in defense of our freedom on December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor.
"December 7, 2014, marks the 73rd anniversary where 2,400 American lives were lost in the sudden attack that Sunday morning, and a major portion of the United States Navy's Pacific Fleet was destroyed, which led to America's entry into World War II", wrote Gov. Scott in the Proclamation.
The day has been set aside to remember the brave men and women of the Untied States Armed Forces for their courage, selfless dedication, and sacrifice during World War II.