Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships; the USS Arizona and the USS Utah and destroyed 188 aircraft. The day marked the entry of the United States into World War 2.
Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags in the state of Indiana to be flown at half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags should be flown at half-staff through midnight tonight.
Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents in Indiana to lower their flags to half-staff on Saturday.