It has been sixty-nine years since the Japanese attacked our forces at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. America rallied to defeat the empire of Japan and its allies in Germany and Italy. We are still grateful to the "Greatest Generation" for their strength, determination, and courage in the struggle to save the world from tyranny.
Today we have thousands of young Americans risking their lives to defend our country once again. As we salute the veterans of World War II, let us not forget the courage and sacrifice of our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and on lesser known battlefields throughout the world.