Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler's statement on today's anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor

Dec 7, 2012 Issues: Veterans

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has released the following statement to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor:

“It was 71 years ago today that Japanese warplanes shattered the morning silence with their infamous sneak attack on Pearl Harbor that thrust America into World War II. President Franklin Roosevelt fittingly called December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy.” Today we honor those who perished in the attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet and the men and women who answered the call to fight for our freedoms and liberties. At the same time we express our pride and admiration for members of the United States Armed Forces who have continued and are continuing to respond to threats facing our country. Today’s enemies are different in that they lack the uniforms of previous adversaries, but threats remain, and the legacy of service and sacrifice exhibited 71 years ago lives on. We thank America’s finest for selflessly guarding the nation we love.”

Congresswoman Hartzler, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, represents Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District – home to Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Force Base.