Local hospital flying flag from USS Arizona

Published: Dec. 7, 2016 at 4:21 PM CST
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As the country reflects on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a local hospital is flying an American flag which was flown over the USS Arizona.

It’s flying outside at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The flag belongs to retired Army veteran Master Sergeant Guy Rex, who works at the hospital,

Rex says he received the flag when he re-enlisted on the USS Arizona Memorial in 1996 and raised the flag over the memorial following the re-enlistment ceremony.

“To have one of our employees to share the flag that flew on Pearl Harbor the day he re-enlisted is a wonderful opportunity,” said Bruce Fredrickson, veteran, Mayo Clinic chaplain.

Rex says it is important to pay respect to the service men and women who lost their lives 75 years ago.