Lansing, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered flags to remain lowered to half-staff within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the State of Michigan on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, to honor the 2,403 Americans who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
"On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, our state takes time to remember the courage and bravery of the men and women at Pearl Harbor. This day serves to honor the thousands of Americans who paid the ultimate price during the attack on our nation," said Governor Whitmer. "Pearl Harbor is a reminder that, as Americans, during times of great adversity we come to together as one.”
The State of Michigan observes Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by lowering flags to half-staff. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.
To lower flags to half-staff, flags should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The process is reversed before the flag is lowered for the day.
Flags should remain lowered until further notice to honor victims of the shooting in Oxford.