Sunday, December 7th will mark the 73rd anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor that killed more than 2,400 Americans and spurred the United States to join the fight against the Axis powers in World War II.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed that flags on all Government buildings be flown at half staff on Sunday to honor those who were killed, including 40 New Yorkers.

Following the attacks, more than 1 million New Yorkers - more than any other state in the union- would go on to serve in World War II.

"Today, I join with all New Yorkers to pause in observance of the 73rd anniversary of the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor," Governor Cuomo said. “The events at Pearl Harbor changed the course of our nation’s history, and it is important that we continue to honor those who were lost. My thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones of those who passed that day, and I offer my gratitude to the brave men and women currently serving to protect our country.”


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