The last nation-wide half-mast recognition was for Elijah Cummings.
Maybe for Pearl Harbor Day tomorrow (7th).
yahooyahoo said:The last nation-wide half-mast recognition was for Elijah Cummings.Maybe for Pearl Harbor Day tomorrow (7th).
Well, today is National Gazpacho Day, National Microwave Oven Day, St. Nichols Day, and National Pawnbrokers day. But doubt they have anything to do with it.
Flags have been at half mast for several days, and in other towns as well.
There was a large fire fighter funeral sometime last week, with casket flag draped on an antique fire truck. Saw the procession turn north on valley.
Nah, nobody remembers Pearl Harbor or The Maine. --- Can't make money off of 'em. Another 10 years, it'll be the same with World Trade Center.
Jasmo said: Well, today is National Gazpacho Day, National Microwave Oven Day, St. Nichols Day, and National Pawnbrokers day. But doubt they have anything to do with it.
That's It !!! Our microwave fried itself last week.
FWIW, it was for Pearl Harbor day, which is an official half-staff day according to Presidential Decree:
START: 12/7/2019 END: 12/7/2019 United States Flag at Half-Staff on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2019. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2019� � � � � � �By the President of the United States of America A ProclamationSeventy-eight years ago today, the course of our Nation�s history was forever altered by the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we solemnly remember the tragic events of that morning and honor those who perished in defense of our Nation that day and in the ensuing 4 years of war.Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, airplanes launched from the Empire of Japan�s aircraft carriers dropped bombs and torpedoes from the sky, attacking our ships moored at Naval Station Pearl Harbor and other military assets around Oahu. Following this swift assault, the United States Pacific Fleet and most of the Army and Marine airfields on the island were left decimated. Most tragically, 2,335 American service members and 68 civilians were killed, marking that fateful day as one of the deadliest in our Nation�s history.Despite the shock of the attack, American service members at Pearl Harbor fought back with extraordinary courage and resilience. Sprinting through a hailstorm of lead, pilots rushed to the few remaining planes and took to the skies to fend off the incoming Japanese attackers. Soldiers on the ground fired nearly 300,000 rounds of ammunition and fearlessly rushed to the aid of their wounded brothers in arms. As a solemn testament to the heroism that abounded that day, 15 American servicemen were awarded the Medal of Honor � 10 of which were awarded posthumously. In one remarkable act of bravery, Doris �Dorie� Miller, a steward aboard the USS West Virginia, manned a machine gun and successfully shot down multiple Japanese aircraft despite not having been trained to use the weapon. For his valor, Miller was awarded the Navy Cross and was the first African-American recognized with this honor.In the wake of this heinous attack, the United States was left stunned and wounded. Yet the dauntless resolve of the American people remained unwavering and unbreakable. In his address to the Congress the following day, broadcast to the Nation over radio, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt assured us that �[w]ith confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph.� In the days, months, and years that followed, the full might of the American people, industry, and military was brought to bear on our enemies. Across the Atlantic and Pacific, 16 million American servicemen and women fought to victory, making the world safe for freedom and democracy once again. More than 400,000 of these brave men and women never returned home, giving their last full measure of devotion for our Nation.While nearly eight decades have passed since the last sounds of battle rang out over Pearl Harbor, we will never forget the immeasurable sacrifices these courageous men and women made so that we may live today in peace and prosperity. We continue to be inspired by the proud legacy left by the brave patriots of the Greatest Generation who served in every capacity during World War II, from keeping factories operating on the home front to fighting on the battlefields in Europe, North Africa, and the South Pacific. Their incredible heroism, dedication to duty, and love of country continue to embolden our drive to create a better world and galvanize freedom-loving people everywhere under a common cause. On this day, we resolve forever to keep the memory of the heroes of Pearl Harbor alive as a testament to the tremendous sacrifices they made in defense of freedom and all that we hold dear.The Congress, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as �National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.�NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2019, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn day of remembrance and to honor our military, past and present, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I urge all Federal agencies and interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. DONALD J. TRUMP ###
Do they have to declare it every year?
NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY, 2012
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
On December 7, 1941, our Nation suffered one of the most devastating attacks ever to befall the American people. In less than 2 hours, the bombs that rained on Pearl Harbor robbed thousands of men, women, and children of their lives; in little more than a day, our country was thrust into the greatest conflict the world had ever known. We mark this anniversary by honoring the patriots who perished more than seven decades ago, extending our thoughts and prayers to the loved ones they left behind, and showing our gratitude to a generation of service members who carried our Nation through some of the 20th century's darkest moments.
In his address to the Congress, President Franklin D. Roosevelt affirmed that "with confidence in our Armed Forces -- with the unbounding determination of our people -- we will gain the inevitable triumph." Millions stood up and shipped out to meet that call to service, fighting heroically on Europe's distant shores and pressing island by island across the Pacific. Millions more carried out the fight in factories and shipyards here at home, building the arsenal of democracy that propelled America to the victory President Roosevelt foresaw. On every front, we faced down impossible odds -- and out of the ashes of conflict, America rose more prepared than ever to meet the challenges of the day, sure that there was no trial we could not overcome.
Today, we pay solemn tribute to America's sons and daughters who made the ultimate sacrifice at Oahu. As we do, let us also reaffirm that their legacy will always burn bright -- whether in the memory of those who knew them, the spirit of service that guides our men and women in uniform today, or the heart of the country they kept strong and free.
The Congress, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day."
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2012, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn day of remembrance and to honor our military, past and present, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I urge all Federal agencies and interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff this December 7 in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
Just like pardoning a Turkey, I guess.
Moving right along, it's National Pastry Day and National Llama Day today, 12/9.
Jasmo said:Moving right along, it's National Pastry Day and National Llama Day today, 12/9.
I like lamas. They're good beans but I'm the only one in the house that likes 'em.
I had lama bean soup last week in south Jersey.
Formerlyjerseyjack said: Jasmo said:Moving right along, it's National Pastry Day and National Llama Day today, 12/9. I like lamas. They're good beans but I'm the only one in the house that likes 'em.I had lama bean soup last week in south Jersey.
When I worked in Beechworth, several of the farms kept llamas and alpacas as guard animals to keep foxes at bay. Great animals, but they spit (a bit like camels).
Does that happen in NJ?
Fernando Lamas would never do that!
The one-l lama,
He's a priest.
The two-l llama,
He's a beast.
And I will bet
A silk pajama
There isn't any
*The author's attention has been called to a type of conflagration known as a three-alarmer. Pooh.
It was for the death of past Maplewood Fire Chief Joe Richardella
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