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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 4, 2008

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ — “National Pearl Harbor
Remembrance Day” was established by Congress, by Public Law 103 308 as a time
to commemorate Americans who died as a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl
Harbor
.

Pearl Harbor

In the early morning hours of December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese navy
launched a surprise attack against the United States’ naval base at Pearl
Harbor, Hawaii
. Over 2,400 Americans perished as a result, and over 1,200 were
injured. As a result of this act, then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the grim decision to enter the United States in World War II to fight
with the Allies against the Axis powers.

Commenting on this year’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Kerry McCoy,
President of Arkansas Flag and Banner in Little Rock said, “It is important
during these uncertain times that Americans remember our men and women serving
in Iraq and Afghanistan. It makes Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day a poignant and
timely day of commemoration.”
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Yellow Ribbon

McCoy suggests ways in which each individual can participate in this day
of remembrance. “Yellow ribbons have become a national symbol of love, hope
and prayer for those who have died and for those whose lives are currently in
peril,” she stated.
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“We can all participate in a show of support for our troops during this
holiday season by adding a yellow ribbon to our holiday decorations, to
Christmas trees, to Hanukkah menorahs, or even by tying a yellow ribbon around
your poinsettia plant. This gives additional meaning to the holidays by
honoring the sacrifices our troops continue to make,” McCoy added.
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For more information on flags or to purchase patriotic items, visit
http://www.flagandbanner.com

Other information on the Flag and Banner website includes:

Half Mast E-Mail Alerts: To register for a free e-mail alert notification
when the President calls for the flag to be lowered to half mast, register at
http://flagandbanner.com/mlsubscription.asp

SOURCE FlagandBanner.com


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