12/07/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2017 19:31
CHARLESTON, WV- Governor Jim Justice issued the following statement after President Donald Trump proclaimed Thursday, December 7, 2017, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
'Seventy-six years ago today, Japanese air and naval forces carried out a surprise attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 2,400 Americans lost their lives, and over 1,000 United States service members and civilians were wounded in the attack. The attack would propel the United States into World War II, where over 200,000 West Virginians would serve.
'On this National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor those who lost their lives serving our country and all the veterans who selflessly defended our homeland during World War II. Pearl Harbor remains a symbol of American resilience and resolve, and we pray for all those that have served and continue to serve in our military. May we never forget their bravery and sacrifice.'