When you lower your flag you will recognize and pay tribute to those who were at Pearl Harbor on that historic day. Citizens are also encouraged to take part in honoring those American Patriots who died as a result of the attack. Since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags, including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise, should also be lowered during this same duration of time.
The Attack on Pearl Harbor or Bombing of Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack on the United States naval base on Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. It was launched on the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941 (Hawaii time) by the Empire of Japan’s Carrier Striking Task Force against the U.S. Pacific Fleet and other U.S. armed forces stationed at the harbor and also on the other side of Oahu. The attack spurred the U.S. into entering World War II on the following day and officially started the Pacific War.