(St. Paul, MN) — U-S and Minnesota flags are lowered to half-staff today (Wednesday) in honor and remembrance of those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor and in World War II.  More than 24-hundred Americans were killed in the December 7th, 1941, Japanese attack on Hawaii.  Twenty-six Minnesotans died that day.  Minnesota homes and businesses are also encouraged to fly their flags at half-staff.  The Department of Veterans is hosting a brief remembrance event this morning (Wednesday 8:30 a-m) at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.    Rifle volleys will be fired by the Memorial Rifle Squad.