information provided by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 7, 2018) — The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) hosted a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony at the Springfield Elks Lodge #158 (Lake Springfield) in Springfield today. The ceremony honored all Pearl Harbor survivors and paid tribute to the more than 2,400 Americans who lost their lives.
Governor Rauner proclaimed December 7, 2018, as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Illinois. Flags are flying at half-staff today in memory of all the heroes who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor, and in tribute to all the men and women whose sacrifices made the world safer for liberty and freedom. All flags governed by the Illinois Flags Display Act are also lowered to half-staff in honor of the late President George H. W. Bush.