- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
Pearl Harbor Day
If you see flags flying at half-staff today, it's because Gov. Bob Holden has ordered the flags lowered at all of Missouri's state office buildings in observance of Pearl Harbor Day. Many others will no doubt lower their flags as well.
It was on this day in 1941 that Japanese bombers attacked U.S. naval vessels and aircraft at Pearl Harbor, a dark and deadly day in this nation's history. The attack on Pearl Harbor prompted President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to go before a joint session of Congress the next day and seek a declaration of war, marking the United States' official entry into World War II.
There are veterans today who still remember the awful sounds and sights of Pearl Harbor. We should all remember all valiant veterans who, as a result of the attack, enlisted to fight for their nation's freedom.