Connecticut honored the sacrifice at Pearl Harbor on Wednesday.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered the United States and Connecticut flags to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday.The move was in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
In addition, the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, who is also known as Q Bridge, in New Haven was illuminated in red, white, and blue lights on Tuesday and will be lit up on Wednesday night. The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge was "named in honor of those who served during the attack," according to governor's office.
"This year marks exactly 75 years since the devastating attack, which took the lives of over 2,400 members of the military and civilians, in addition to the thousands who were wounded," Malloy said in a statement on Wednesday. "These men and women – and all of those who valiantly served our nation in World War II – represent the incredible heroism and sacrifice that members of our military and their families make in order to stand up for our freedoms. We are grateful for their defense of our democracy, and we will always honor and remember what their service has provided for the United States.”
The governor will honor Connecticut veterans at a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Windsor Locks on Wednesday afternoon.
“Today we remember the thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines who fell at Pearl Harbor, and honor all of the veterans who fought. Seventy-five years after the attack, these heroes still inspire us with recollections of unity, bravery, and service to our country. They leave us a legacy – freedom and democracy that is now ours to protect. We’re grateful for their sacrifices and thank them for their service," Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said in a statement on Wednesday.
Lawmakers remembered the loss of life at Pearl Harbor on Wednesday.
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