Governor Janet Mills directed that the United States and State of Maine flags be flown at half-staff statewide today, December 7th in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Governor Mills said

"Today, on the 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we pause to remember the courageous service members and civilians lost on that fateful day and pay tribute to all those who bravely defended the values we hold most dear in the conflict that followed. Their heroism and sacrifice fundamentally altered the course of history and secured for countless people across the globe the blessings of liberty. Today, and every day, let us be thankful for those who selflessly served our nation"