Hawley Highlights the Importance of Pearl Harbor Day

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C-Batavia) is honoring the tragic loss of lives that happened at Pearl Harbor over eighty years ago. Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, the naval base was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service. In the aftermath of the assault, 2,403 Americans were killed and an additional 1,178 were wounded. This attack prompted the United States to formally enter World War II the following day. Hawley hopes that people will take time today to remember the bravery and sacrifice of those killed in those deadly attacks.

“President Franklin D. Roosevelt described December 7, 1941, as "a date which will live in infamy" in his speech to Congress following the attack on Pearl Habor,” said Hawley. “That phrase captures the gravity and importance of that day eighty-two years ago. Let’s make sure that we make time today to reflect on the significance of the sacrifice those brave men and women made and remember these important events in our nation’s history.”