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Why are our flags at half mast in MD?

 
mmmegan38

Asked by mmmegan38 at 2:55 PM on Dec. 7, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • It's Pearl Harbor day. It's honoring all the dead soldiers and sailors.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:56 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Tuesday, December 07, 2010


    This is to advise you that Governor Martin O’Malley has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag flown at half staff on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, from sunrise to sunset. This action is in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, in memory of the brave Americans who sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom and security of our Nation. This action is taken under the Protocol for the United States and Maryland State Flag. Any questions on the above should be directed to the Office of the Secretary of State


    http://www.sos.state.md.us/Services/FlagStatus.aspx

    Simplicity3

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 2:58 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Hey Anon. Not every state flies their flags at half mast on December 7th for the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Not everyone is so perfect as you to remember that December 7 was the day that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Not everyone is good at remembering important dates in US History. And some on here aren't originally from the US so they don't know our history.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 3:00 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Pearl Harbor
    emptynstr

    Answer by emptynstr at 2:56 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Most likely because today is the Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 2:56 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Pearl Harbor anniversary.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:57 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:58 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Ok, while it may be sad that some the OP didn't know this (as posted by anon), at least the OP cared enough to ask this question and now knows why. No need for anyone to be nasty about it.
    worriedmommy600

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 3:15 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • FYI: today is the pearl habor anniversary....tomorrow (though not as historically important) anniversary of john lennon's assassination
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 3:17 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • I didn't know either Anon! Glad the OP asked b/c now I know, and now I can take some time to reflect on that tragedy. Thanks OP.
    kenzie07

    Answer by kenzie07 at 3:23 PM on Dec. 7, 2010