"On this day, which President Franklin Roosevelt said "will live in infamy," we take time to remember one of the first attacks against our homeland. Like the 9/11 attacks, civilians lost their lives at Pearl Harbor. Our nation was at war and brave men and women were suddenly thrust into action to defend America.
"My father, who flew B-17 missions over Nazi Germany, was a part of that "greatest generation" whose courage and resolve preserved our freedoms and way of life. It is with gratitude that today I salute all those who made great sacrifices to defend democracy at home and our interests abroad."