December 07, 2012

Manchin Statement on Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) released today a statement on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

“There are days that define America, and this is one of them – the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. In that attack – on December 7, 1941 - 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 were wounded, and America was plunged into the deadliest war in all of human history. President Roosevelt famously called that December 7th a day of ‘infamy.’ But it also was a day of destiny – a day that transformed America into what it remains today, the hope of the world. I urge everyone to take a moment today to pay a silent tribute to the brave Americans who gave their lives and shed their blood at Pearl Harbor. I hope they will also give thanks for all the American warriors in all the conflicts that followed. And I hope they will pray for the safe return of all the brave men and women who protect our liberty today. May God bless America and all of those who stand in defense of our great country.”