MADISON – Governor Scott Walker signed Executive Order #266 ordering the flags of the United States and the State of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff to commemorate Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and the American service members who lost their lives in that tragic attack. The order is effective at sunrise on Thursday, December 7, 2017, and ends at sunset on that date.
“The attack on Pearl Harbor serves to remind us all that our nation’s blessings of freedom are not free: their price is paid willingly and selflessly by our courageous men and women in uniform,” said Governor Walker. “No words can fully express our gratitude for the brave service members who sacrificed their lives 76 years ago today, or our gratitude for all our veterans and service members who have dedicated themselves to tirelessly defending our ideals and keeping us safe and free.”
A copy of Governor Walker’s order is attached.