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June 2, 2016 JUNEAU – Governor Bill Walker today ordered all state flags be lowered tomorrow, Friday, June 3 in honor of Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day.
Recognized each year on the anniversary of the 1942 Japanese attack on Alaska, Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day honors military personnel who served and died defending our country, and the Aleut people who died while imprisoned.
“During World War II, my dad served on the Aleutian Islands with Castner’s Cutthroats in the Alaskan Scouts. I grew up hearing stories about the brave soldiers who served alongside him,” said Governor Walker. “Today, I encourage all Alaskans to honor the men and women who died during the attack on Dutch Harbor, and the inhabitants of Attu and Kiska who fell into enemy hands.”
Governor Walker signed an executive proclamation recognizing June 3, 2016 as Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day in Alaska. Governor Walker ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff on Friday, June 3 and returned to full-staff on Saturday, June 4.
Source: State of Alaska