For the second year in a row I have the somber honor of being in Pearl Harbor on December 7th.
My grandfather came through here just a few months later. He is now 93. The veterans of his generation are now passing every day at nearly the same rate that they died on that one infamous day.
I ask that today you keep in mind those who died defending America 65 years ago, as well as those who went on to fight in her defense through the rest of that war. And in all of America’s wars since.