Hawaii lawmaker, a Filvets supporter, honors Pearl Harbor dead
WATCH: Hawaii’s Rep. Tulsi Gabbard honors Pearl Harbor in Congress. CONTRIBUTED
WASHINGTON, DC—In a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Dec.7, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii-02) honored the 75th Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor:
Last month, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard reintroduced a House resolution originally authored by Congressman Mark Takai that commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and honoring the more than 320,000 men and women who gave their lives in defense of the United States during World War II.
“My heart is in Hawaiʻi today. At almost this exact time, on this very day 75 years ago, the first bombs were dropped in the attack on Pearl Harbor. More than 2,400 people perished on that fateful day that will forever live in infamy.
“We remember our brothers and sisters who paid the ultimate price, and those who answered the call to serve in the months and years that followed, including our two former Senators Inouye and Akaka, and the more than 320,000 who gave their lives in that war.
“We remember the Japanese Americans whose lives forever changed when after the attack on Pearl Harbor, they were thrown into internment camps. And the brave Nisei, who in spite of these atrocities, volunteered to serve, forming the Nisei-only “Go For Broke” 442nd Infantry Regiment, serving courageously, and sacrificing greatly.
“May we never forget what happened at Pearl Harbor, the lessons learned, and the sacrifices of all who served.”