Gov. Pat McCrory has ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. This order is in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day that marks the day when the U.S. entered World War II, and honors the lives and memory of those who defended our country on that fateful day in 1941.
“Pearl Harbor presented the greatest challenge to our greatest generation. Pearl Harbor reminds us that the defense of our liberty comes at a great price. The sacrifice paid on December 7, 1941, will never be forgotten,” said Governor Pat McCrory.