BY CONGRESSWOMAN COLLEEN HANABUSA – As we pause today to remember the events of December 7, 1941, let’s reflect not just on what happened that day, but also what we have learned about ourselves in the years since.

That ‘day that will live in infamy’ now also symbolizes our ability to forgive.

The actions of a small group who sought war have been outpaced and overshadowed by the acts of the many who stood ready to give their full measure to preserve those things that our nation holds dear.

And today we can put the conflict behind us, while continuing to celebrate and cherish the sacrifice of those who refused to surrender in the face of daunting odds and unimaginable danger.

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  1. What happened 71 years ago was a horribly violent tragedy – as are all acts of war. These days, in addition to acts of war and terrorism, there are also violent weather events that cause great loss of life. The article below does a good job of drawing parallels between the attack of Pearl Harbor and the attacks of global warming, which should not be surprises, as we have been warned about them.
    http://www.greanvillepost.com/2012/12/07/pearl-ha

  2. who do you want to forgive congresswoman hanabusa ? i think it is time our school children learned the facts about Pearl Harbor. a revisionist accounting of what led to Pearl harbor needs to be in place,instead of the pro-gov't. propaganda that is being taught in schools.a lot of americans died in the attack,which FDR and his war cabinet knew was going to happen well in advance.FDR decided notto tell the local naval commanders in pearl harbor about the impending attack.please go here for more information http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/12/06/pea… " President roosevelt got the intelligence,and he decidedto letthe Pearl harbor attack happen as a way of arousing an otherwise apathetic populace."- Pres. Harry S. Truman

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