Flags at half-mast at CHS and Town Hall - why?

yahooyahoo

The last nation-wide half-mast recognition was for Elijah Cummings.

Maybe for Pearl Harbor Day tomorrow (7th).


Jasmo

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.


tomcat

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.


Formerlyjerseyjack

yahooyahoo said:

The last nation-wide half-mast recognition was for Elijah Cummings.

Maybe for Pearl Harbor Day tomorrow (7th).

 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.


Formerlyjerseyjack

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.


max_weisenfeld

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 Proclamation

Seventy-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 ###


mrincredible

Do they have to declare it every year?

Presidential Proclamation -- National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2012

NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY, 2012

- - - - - - -

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

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.

BARACK OBAMA


max_weisenfeld

Just like pardoning a Turkey, I guess.


Jasmo

Moving right along, it's National Pastry Day and National Llama Day today, 12/9.


Formerlyjerseyjack

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.


joanne

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?


max_weisenfeld

Fernando Lamas would never do that!



nohero

The Llama

Ogden Nash

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

Three-l lllama.


DaveSchmidt

*The author's attention has been called to a type of conflagration known as a three-alarmer. Pooh.


tinboy

It was for the death of past Maplewood Fire Chief Joe Richardella




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