Governor Bill Walker has declared today (June 3) Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day.
Statewide all flags will fly at half-mast to recognize the World War II attack on Dutch Harbor.
The 1942 bombing was the first hostile action on Alaskan soil; 25 service men were killed.
Later, Dutch Harbor was again attacked as were the Aleutian Chain communities of Adak, Kiska, and Attu.
In response to the strike, the United States uprooted (oo-nun-gun) Unangan people and sent them to internment camps in Southeast Alaska where many suffered from disease and malnutrition.
Governor Walker hopes Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day will honor the military who served and died defending the United States, and the Native people who died while interned.