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WHEREAS, on the morning of December 7,-1941, the United States suffered a surprise military attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the location of a critical American Naval Base where thousands of military service members and personnel were stationed; and

WHEREAS, on the day following the Pearl Harbor attack, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared to Congress and the American people that December 7, 1941 was a "date which will live in infamy," and requested a formal declaration of war from Congress, and the course of history was changed forever as that date marks the entry of the United States into World War II; and

WHEREAS, the U.S.S. Nevada (BB-36) was one of eight battleships present at Pearl Harbor on December 7,194, and the only one to get underway during the attack where nearly 2,400 lives were lost, including 57 lives on the U.S.S. Nevada battleship; and

WHEREAS, on December 7 of each year, we remember the sense of patriotism, bravery and self-sacrifice made by the Greatest Generation on that day, and the sacrifices they continued to make throughout their lives, and above all else, we remember those who died at Pearl Harbor and those who lived to serve, and fight, and some to die, another day; and

WHEREAS, on the 75th anniversary of that fateful day, Nevadans wish to express their respect and reverence for those dedicated individuals, and for the ideals and principles they fought so diligently for and upon which this country was founded;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  December 7, 2016 as

 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Wayne Thorley