Congressman Kevin Cramer

Representing North Dakota, At Large

CRAMER: Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary a Time to Honor World War II Veterans

Dec 7, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement on today’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor:

 

“Today is the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor – an event that thrust the United States into the greatest war the world has ever seen. The bombing of the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet that day forever changed the course of world history. More than 3,500 Americans were killed or wounded on that horrific day of infamy. The further we get from December 7, 1941, the greater our respect grows for the veterans of the Greatest Generation who went to war and defeated the forces of evil. Only 620,000 of the 16 million men and women who served our nation during that war are still alive. Today we honor and remember these heroes for their steely-eyed determination and supreme sacrifice in fighting the war and winning the peace.”