PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Flags in Rhode Island are flying at half-staff to honor the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee says all U.S. and state flags should be lowered until sunset Saturday as a remembrance of the surprise military strike by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The Dec. 7, 1941, raid prompted the U.S. to enter World War II.
State lawmakers will observe the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony at the Statehouse. Two local veterans who survived the attack will be honored.
The U.S. declared war on Japan the day after the attack.