77th Anniversary: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Today marks the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
It is “a date which will live in infamy,” according to words uttered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he asked for a declaration of war in response to the Dec. 7, 1941 attack.
Governor David Ige’s election team sent an email today reflecting upon the day’s significance.
“Every year, on this day, the nation comes together to honor and remember the service members and civilians who were killed and injured during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two U.S. Navy battleships, the USS Arizona and the USS Utah, and our U.S. Army, Navy, Army Air Force, and Marine Corps facilities across O’ahu.
“This day holds a special day in our country, for the people of Hawai‘i, and for Governor Ige and his family as his late father, Tokio Ige, was a WWII Veteran who served in the 100th Battalion/442 Infantry Regimental Combat Team and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.”
The message extends an invitation to join Team Ige in honor of the “lives lost 77 years ago, and all the women and men who selflessly served during World War II with bravery and courage to protect our country and our freedom.”