00 SENATE BILL NO. 150
01 "An Act establishing Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day."
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
03 * Section 1. AS 44.12 is amended by adding a new section to read:
04 Sec. 44.12.080. DUTCH HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY. Dutch Harbor
05 Remembrance Day is established on June 3 of each year to commemorate the attack
06 on Dutch Harbor on June 3, 1942, and to honor the individuals who died as a result
07 of the attack and those inhabitants of Attu and Kiska who fell into enemy hands three
08 days later and were held captive in Japan until the end of World War II. On Dutch
09 Harbor Remembrance Day the many servicemen who died in 1943 while recapturing
10 Attu and Kiska from the Japanese are also honored for their diligent service to the
11 United States and to the state. The governor shall issue a proclamation to
12 commemorate Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day and shall direct that the Alaska flag
13 be flown at half-mast on that day. The day may be observed by suitable observances
14 and exercises by civic groups and the public.