May 29, 2021 - Half-Staff Alert - Kentucky

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 28, 2021

May 29, 2021 - Half-Staff Alert - Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, May 29, in honor of a Kentucky sailor who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but whose remains were only identified in December.

Navy Seaman 2nd Class Howard S. Magers, 18, of Merry Oaks, Kentucky, died in the attack on Dec. 7, 1941. Seaman Magers will be interred in Smiths Grove on Saturday.

All individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies are encouraged to join in this tribute of lowering the flag to honor Cpl. Hash.