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Half-Staff Flags – All – National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2014

December 5th, 2014

American Flags to fly at half-staff Sunday, December 7th throughout the United States in honor of 2014 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We honor the lives of those that battled and perished in the dreadful attack on Pearl Harbor.

NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY, 2014
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese planes thundered over Hawaii, dropping bombs in an unprovoked act of war against the United States.The attack claimed the lives of more than 2,400 Americans.It nearly destroyed our Pacific Fleet, but it could not shake our resolve.While battleships smoldered in the harbor, patriots from across our country enlisted in our Armed Forces, volunteering to take up the fight for freedom and security for which their brothers and sisters made the ultimate sacrifice.On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to the souls lost 73 years ago, we salute those who responded with strength and courage in service of our Nation, and we renew our dedication to the ideals for which they so valiantly fought.

In the face of great tragedy at Pearl Harbor — our first battle of the Second World War — our Union rallied together, driven by the resilient and unyielding American spirit that defines us.The millions of Americans who signed up and shipped out inspired our Nation and put us on the path to victory in the fight against injustice and oppression around the globe.As they stormed the beaches of Normandy and planted our flag in the sands of Iwo Jima, our brave service members rolled back the tide of tyranny in Europe and throughout the Pacific theater.Because of their actions, nations that once knew only the blinders of fear saw the dawn of liberty.

The men and women of the Greatest Generation went to war and braved hardships to make the world safer, freer, and more just.As we reflect on the lives lost at Pearl Harbor, we remember why America gave so much for the survival of liberty in the war that followed that infamous day.Today, with solemn gratitude, we recall the sacrifice of all who served during World War II, especially those who gave their last full measure of devotion and the families they left behind.As proud heirs to the freedom and progress secured by those who came before us, we pledge to uphold their legacy and honor their memory.

The Congress, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.”

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2014, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.I encourage all

Americans to observe this solemn day of remembrance and to honor our military, past and present, with appropriate ceremonies and activities.I urge all Federal agencies and interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff this December 7 in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.

BARACK OBAMA

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Half-Staff American Flags – National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

October 10th, 2014

American Flags to fly at half-staff Sunday, October 12th in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/10/03/presidential-proclamation-fire-prevention-week-2014

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Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Honoring Caldwell Butler

July 31st, 2014

American Flags and Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, August 1st at the Capitol in honor of former US Representative Caldwell Butler.

Flags are also to be flown at half-staff in the City of Roanoke and in any location deemed appropriate.

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Half-Staff Kentucky Flags – Honoring Randolph Allen

July 28th, 2014

American Flags and Kentucky Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, July 29th in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in honor of US Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen. Pfc. Allen served during WWII and had been classified as KIA November 1943. His remains were recently positively identified. Pfc. Allen served with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.

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Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Honoring Kevin Walsh

July 28th, 2014

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, July 28th in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of Army National Guard Sergeant Major Kevin Walsh. Sergeant Major Walsh entered the service in 1978 and served until the time of his death. He was most recently assigned as a Plans and Operations Non-Commissioned Officer in the Joint Operations Center at the Massachusetts National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, Hanscom AFB. His awards include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal(1), Army Commendation Medal(2), Army Achievement Medal(4), Army Good Conduct Medal(5), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal(7), National Defense Service Medal(2), Armed Forces Service Medal(1), NATO Medal(1), NCO Professional Development Ribbon(3), Army Service Ribbon(1), Overseas Service Ribbon(2), Driver/Mechanic Badge(1), Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device(1), Kosovo Campaign Medal(1), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (1) and American Campaign Medal(1).

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Half-Staff NC Flags – Honoring Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

July 24th, 2014

North Carolina Flags to fly at half-staff Sunday, July 27 in honor of Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. It is estimated that 149,000+ NC Citizens served in Korea.
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Half-Staff Kentucky Flags – Honoring Dirk Shelton

July 24th, 2014

American Flags and Kentucky Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, July 24th in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in honor of USAF Staff Sgt. Dirk Shelton. Staff Sgt. Shelton died as a result of injuries suffered on a training mission. He served nine years for the US Air Force and was deployed six time; four to Afghanistan, one to Somalia and one to Kuwait. His awards include: the Bronze Star, the Joint Service Achievement Medal (2nd OLC), and the Air Force Achievement Medal.

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Half-Staff Michigan Flags – Honoring Connie Binsfeld

July 17th, 2014

American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, July 18th through Sunday, July 20th in honor of former Lt. Gov. Connie Binsfeld. Binsfeld served as Lt. Governor of Michigan from 1991-1999. She had previously served in the State House of Representatives for four terms and spent two terms in the State Senate.

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Half-Staff New Jersey Flags – Honoring Melvin Santiago

July 15th, 2014

American Flags and New Jersey Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, July 16th in New Jersey in honor of Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago. Officer Santiago was killed in the line of duty while responding to an armed robbery. He graduated in December 2013 from the policy academy.

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Half-Staff Iowa Flags – Honoring Robert Howard

July 15th, 2014

American Flags and Iowa Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, July 19th through Sunday, July 20th in Iowa in honor of US Army Staff Sgt. Robert Howard. Staff Sgt. Howard was a member of the 450th Bomber Squadron, 322nd Bomber Group, Medium, 9th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII, and was last seen April, 1945. His unit was on a bombing mission over Germany when they were shot down. His remains were recently positively identified.

His awards included: the Purple Heart, Air Medal (with one silver and two bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with three bronze service stars), World War II Victory Medal and Enlisted Crew Wings.

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