Governor to Attend Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony to Honor American Patriots

December 4, 2015

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 4, 2015
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage will attend the 48th Annual AMVETS Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony in Portland on Monday. The special ceremony will be held at 1:00 at Fort Allen Park on Portland’s Eastern Promenade.

“Pearl Harbor Day is one of the significant anniversaries of World War II, which reminds of the great sacrifices our military men and women bear to defend and protect our freedoms,” said Governor LePage. “We are a brave and resilient Nation because of these heroes, and no amount of thank yous are enough to honor the men and women, past and present, who have given so much for our way of life.”

The Governor has signed a proclamation to honor those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Additionally, flags should be lowered to half-staff Monday, December 7, to commemorate National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. *Please note that flags will be already lowered to mark respect for the victims of the San Bernardino, California attack. This in no way takes away the respect our veterans deserve on December 7 as a day of remembrance.