Some disturbed by lack of respect on Pearl Harbor Day


This is the flag at the Milton Post Office on Friday, Dec. 7, the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. From our research we found three others who did not observe this day.

Bill Gamblin | Press Gazette
Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 06:33 AM.

Friday afternoon the Santa Rosa Press Gazette received calls concerning the flag at the Milton Post Office flying like any other day.

Apparently the person who put the flag out forgot Friday was the 71st anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

This attack led us to fight World War II in two separate military theaters.

Here are some of the comments we received after posting the photo.

Jerry C. Cummings, I think flying the flag at half mast is appropriate and patriotic. How soon we forget our dramatic history and the lives that Americans lost defending our once great country. I suppose the post office feels it's no longer necessary to show love of country and that is very sad.

Kelly Ryan, Doesn't matter to me either way. If people choose to lower their flags to half mast, well, good for them. But if they choose not to, oh well.

Gerry Swetsky, I thought the Post Office flew the flag every day.

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