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Flags at half-staff for Pearl Harbor Day

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-W.Va.) joined President Obama on Dec. 7 to order all U.S. and State flags to half-staff in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 

One of the ships that was sunk during the surprise attack by Japan was the U.S.S. West Virginia.  National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed every year on Dec. 7 to pay tribute to the heroes whose courage ensure our nation's recovery after the attack.

"Throughout the years, many West Virginians have offered their selfless service to ensure our safety and freedom," Gov. Tomblin said. "National Pearl Harbor DAy is an opportunity for us to honor those who bravely defended our country during one of the deadliest attacks on our shores and preserve their stories for future generations.  I'm honored to recognize their heroism."