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Gov. Malloy Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

In honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered all U.S. and state of Connecticut flags to be lowered to half-staff on Thursday.

The national observation honors those who lost their lives in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941: 2,400 people, including 17 Connecticut residents.

In addition, the Governor announced that the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven — informally known as the Q Bridge — will be illuminated in red, white, and blue lights on the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday. Beacons will project light upward from the bridge towers from sunset until 1:00 a.m. during those nights. The bridge is named in honor of those who served during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

“The battle at Pearl Harbor was one of the darkest days in American history and reminds us of the tremendous sacrifices that our troops and their families make in service to our country,” Malloy said. “Over 2,400 people — both military and civilian — lost their lives in the attack on that day in 1941 and we continue to honor their bravery and heroism.

“This day of remembrance is also an opportunity to thank all those who served our country during World War II, courageously responding to the call of duty. And our prayers continue to be with members of the military who are currently deployed around the world. We hope for their safe and speedy return and thank them for their service.”

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