PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 196
(House of Representatives - December 09, 2019)

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                        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.

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