Governor Scott Walker’s weekly radio address: Pearl Harbor Day.
Hi, Scott Walker here.
December 7, 1941 is remembered in history as “a date which will live in infamy,” and marks the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Today, 76 years later, we remember and pay tribute to the selflessness of our service members who risked and sacrificed their lives to protect our nation’s blessings of freedom. As we commemorate and honor those who fought for our country and gave their lives to defend it, we are reminded that the price for the freedoms we hold dear is not truly free, but paid for every day by our dedicated men and women in uniform.
While we reflect today on the courageous service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the attack on Pearl Harbor, let us also remember to take this time to thank those who currently serve in the armed forces and keep them in our thoughts and our prayers. Each and every day, they voluntarily give of themselves to keep us, our communities, our state, and our nation safe and free, and for that we’re forever grateful.
The selflessness and, when necessary, bravery in the face of danger of our service members ensures the United States remains the bastion of freedom we have been throughout our history, and we will continue to be in the years to come.