President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941 a “date that will live in infamy” during a speech before congress. It was the day Japanese aircraft conducted a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and directly lead to the United States active participation in World War II. 2016 is the 75th Anniversary of that attack.
In commemoration of the anniversary U.S. Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) issued the following statement.
“Today, on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we remember and honor the thousands who were killed that day and in the war that followed. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit Pearl Harbor and was extremely humbled by the memorial. It was a reminder that out of tragedy emerges strength. As the daughter of a World War II veteran, I am eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those who have served our great nation and fought to defend our freedoms.”