Lowered Flags Today

By: AP
By: AP

Governor Jennifer Granholm is urging Michigan residents to lower flags Tuesday to mark Pearl Harbor Day.
The day honors those who were killed when Japanese planes attacked the U.S. naval base in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack killed 2,334 service people and wounded 1,143, bringing the U.S. into World War II.
Granholm says the action also is a way to honor those serving in the nation's armed forces in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world.
The governor signed an order in 2005 that U.S. flags at state offices be flown at half-staff on Pearl Harbor Day.


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