Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sundown on December 9 in honor of Nelson Mandela, who passed away on December 5 at the age of 95.
This order follows a proclamation from President Barack Obama ordering flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other federal buildings to honor President Mandela.
Additionally, Gov. Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
This is in memory of and to honor the 2,400 Americans who died in the surprise attack on the U.S. Fleet’s Pearl Harbor base in the early-morning hours of December 7, 1941. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 7, 1941, “a day which will live in infamy” and signed the Declaration of War against Japan the following day, December 8, 72 years ago.