Governor Asa Hutchinson has ordered the United States flag and the state flag of Arkansas to be lowered to half-staff in tribute to the service and memory of U.S. Navy Fireman First Class Dan Edward Reagan. Fireman First Class Reagan was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma when he was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was 20 years old when he died. Through DNA analysis, Fireman First Class Reagan was identified, and after 80 years, will be laid to rest in Arkansas. Flags are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise Monday, November 1, 2021, to sunset Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
Governor Hutchinson has proclaimed November 2, 2021, as Dan Edward Reagan Memorial Day in Arkansas. The Governor’s proclamation can be viewed HERE.