Are banks and post offices open on Pearl Harbor Day and are flags at half-mast?

PEARL Harbor day recognizes the US citizens who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

Every year government offices lower their flags at half-staff to honor those who served and died in the attack.

All government establishments fly the US flag at half-staff on Pearl Harbor Day

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All government establishments fly the US flag at half-staff on Pearl Harbor DayCredit: AFP – Getty

Are banks open on Pearl Harbor Day? 

Banks and government offices are open on Pearl Harbor remembrance day on December 7.

In addition, schools, businesses and other organizations are also open during their regular hours. 

Are post offices open on Pearl Harbor Day? 

Post offices are open and operate at their usual schedule.

All government offices including banks continue to operate on their regular schedule on Pearl Harbor Day

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All government offices including banks continue to operate on their regular schedule on Pearl Harbor DayCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Postal service facilities are required to fly the US flag at half-staff from sunrise to sunset to honor those who served or passed in Pearl Harbor. 

Are flags at half-staff today? 

All government establishments must fly the flag at half-staff to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day and honor the 2,403 who were killed.

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On December 4, President Donald Trump issued a statement honoring those who fell at Pearl Harbor.

He said: “I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn day of remembrance and to honor our military, past and present, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. 

There are ceremonies to honor those who served in Pearl Harbor every anniversary

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There are ceremonies to honor those who served in Pearl Harbor every anniversaryCredit: Getty Images – Getty

“I urge all Federal agencies and interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.”

What businesses are closed on Pearl Harbor Day?

Some associations tied to Pearl Harbor and veterans may be closed to observe the day.

Other private businesses or offices may choose to close or reduce their hours of operation to honor the soldiers.

Additionally, some organizations may hold special events to commemorate those killed and injured in the attack. 

There will be a live-streamed service at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center in Hawaii.

2,403 US citizens were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii 

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2,403 US citizens were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii Credit: AP:Associated Press
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