Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 196
(House of Representatives - December 09, 2019)
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[Page H9382] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE (Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Madam Speaker, this past weekend, we remembered and reflected on the 78th anniversary of the devastating naval base attack in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This act of war against our Nation prompted our entry into World War II. The surprise attack by the Japanese on the morning of December 7, 1941, left 2,403 people dead. Among them were members of the U.S. Navy, Army, Marines, as well as civilians. It was one of the deadliest attacks in U.S. history. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt described it as a ``date which will live in infamy.'' Madam Speaker, let us honor the lives of those brave Americans who perished on that day 78 years ago. As President Roosevelt said: ``No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.'' And we did. May God bless all of our Pearl Harbor victims and survivors. ____________________