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WHEREAS, on the morning of December 7, 1941, the United States suffered a surprise military assault at Pearl Harbor, a critical naval facility where thousands of military service members and personnel were stationed, and the attack on Pearl Harbor claimed the lives of 2,403 intrepid American warriors and 68 civilians, with more than 1,100 others being wounded during the attack; and

WHEREAS, the attack on Pearl Harbor represented a serious and costly blow to America's military forces in the Pacific, leading directly to the involvement of the United States in World War II, which ultimately cost the lives of more than 400,000 courageous American service members; and

WHEREAS, the timeless words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the day after the attacks have been etched into our nation's collective memory, when he declared to Congress and to the American people that December 7, 1941 is a 'date which will live in infamy,' and requested a formal declaration of war from Congress; and

WHEREAS, the USS Nevada was stationed at Pearl Harbor during the attack, and was struck directly by six bombs and a torpedo, killing 60 crewmembers and wounding more than 100 others, and the USS Nevada was the only U.S. Battleship to get underway during the Pearl Harbor attack, and was later used at the D-Day Invasion of Normandy and in Southern France, and at the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada solemnly reflects upon the fateful events that took place at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, with tremendous pride in its namesake battleship, and has, over the years since the attack, been home to many Pearl Harbor survivors, as well as family members and loved ones of those who selflessly offered their lives in defense of liberty and the American way of life; and

WHEREAS, the service and sacrifice of each American patriot who made the ultimate sacrifice at Pearl Harbor will never be forgotten, but will continue to inspire immeasurable gratitude and appreciation for generations to come;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  December 7, 2017 as

 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson