Flags Lowered for Dutch Harbor Remembrance
June 1, 2012, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, June 3 to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dutch Harbor during World War II. On June 3, 1942, the Japanese bombed Dutch Harbor on Amaknak Island.
“Each year on June 3, we remember all who were affected by the bombing of Dutch Harbor and the events that followed, and pay our respects to the soldiers who died protecting our freedom and defending our nation,” Governor Parnell said. “I ask all Alaskans to join with the people of Dutch Harbor in honor and remembrance of all that was lost in defense of the Aleutian Islands during World War II.”
Governor Parnell has proclaimed June 3, 2012, as Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day in Alaska. State flags should be returned to full-staff on Monday, June 4.
A copy of the proclamation is available at: