Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-Staff In Honor of Kentucky Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 28, 2021) – 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. Read more here. 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. Additional flag status information is available at