Fitzpatrick Recognizes 72nd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Dec 6, 2013
Fitzpatrick Recognizes 72nd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) submitted the following statement to the Congressional Record in recognition of the 72nd anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor:

On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, an event that changed America and catapulted this nation onto a world stage and into global conflict - World War II.

At least 2,400 Americans lost their lives in Pearl Harbor and more than 1,000 were wounded. Each year, we remember the day that changed the nation, ignited the flame of freedom and inspired a generation to greatness.  And while we seek peace in a tumultuous world, America remains ever vigilant and determined to be free. 

Pearl Harbor was not unlike September 11, 2001 when the unexpected attack within our shores also claimed thousands of innocent lives and stunned the nation.

Today, we honor those who passed the torch of freedom to a new generation.  Because of their sacrifice, America remains a shining light, a beacon to the world, and a timeless reminder of the sacrifices this great nation is willing to make in the face of freedom and liberty challenged.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.