WSR 09-01-035


[ Filed December 8, 2008, 2:17 p.m. ]

December 7 Lowering of the Washington State and United States Flags

I hereby direct that Washington state and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Sunday, December 7, for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Please notify all of your field offices and facilities around the state.

Because few agencies have staff available on Sunday, it is permissible to lower flags on Friday afternoon, December 5, and return them to full-staff on Monday morning, December 8.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was created by the Congress in 1994 in honor of those Americans killed or injured as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Please call (360) 902-0383 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.

Christine O. Gregoire


Washington State Code Reviser's Office