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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven will be lit in red, white and blue lights to mark the Memorial Day holiday.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the structure, known as the Q Bridge, will be lit from Friday through Monday to honor those who gave their lives in service. The multicolored beacons can project light nearly six miles into the sky on a clear night. They will beam from sunset until 1 a.m. each night.

The bridge carries Interstate I-95 over the Quinnipiac River. It’s maintained by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

Malloy on Friday also directed U.S. and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff on Monday, from sunrise until noon, in observation of Memorial Day. It’s customary for the flags to be lowered in the morning.