Governor Sisolak Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

CARSON CITY, NV December 06, 2019

Today, by executive order, Governor Steve Sisolak ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Nevada to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and all State public buildings and grounds from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and to honor the lives lost in the attack at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

The text of Executive Order 2019-23 is below:

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2019-23 

ORDERING FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF 
IN RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY 

WHEREAS, on the morning of December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched an attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor;

WHEREAS, 2,335 American service members and 68 civilians tragically lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor;

WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day";

WHEREAS, Nevadans remember the tragic events of that fateful day and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our Nation; and

WHEREAS, Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides that, “The supreme executive power of this State, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor of the State of Nevada.”

NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada and the United States, and pursuant to the Proclamation issued by President Donald J. Trump on December 6, 2019, it is hereby ordered as follows:

The flags of the United States and the State of Nevada shall be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and all State public buildings and grounds from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in honor of the individuals who perished as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 6th day of December, in the year two thousand nineteen.

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