Honoring America’s resolve and resiliency in wake of Pearl Harbor attack

Pearl Harbor response shows America what we can be

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning today issued the following statement in remembrance of the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

“Eighty years ago today, Japan attacked the United States of America in an attempt to destroy our Pacific Naval Fleet. But they underestimated American resolve and resiliency.  A mere five months later, U.S. Army Air Corp. Lt. Col. James Doolittle flew a one-way bomber run hitting Tokyo, Japan demonstrating that America would not only not back down but would bring the fight to the Japanese.

“The story of December 7, 1941 is not one of military defeat, although it certainly looked that way at the time, but instead is one of the peace-loving American people binding together in sacrifice, determined to defeat totalitarianism and Nazism.

“As America faces many different challenges both abroad and at home, remembering Pearl Harbor is perhaps more important today than ever before.  The wake of Pearl Harbor shows America what we can be, the greatness that can be achieved and how light can shine even on the darkest days.”

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