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Pearl Harbor Day

Release Date: December 07, 2015

Pearl Harbor Day
December 7, 2015
From Supervisor Linda Puglisi
 
 
74 years ago today on December 7, 1941 we lost 2,395 Americans from the attack on Pearl Harbor: 2001 from the Navy, 109 from the Marine Corps., 231 from the U.S. Army, 54 civilians and Merchant Marines as well.  The Battleship USS Arizona alone lost 1,104 crewmembers.
 
Twelve U.S. ships were destroyed and 9 damaged.  164 U.S. aircraft were destroyed on that tragic day, “a day that will go down in infamy” said President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
 
It was a day that sent shock-waves throughout our Country and the world.  It was a very sad day for the victims, their families and for our Nation.
 
Those who sacrificed so dearly will never be forgotten.  They were all heroes.  They paid the ultimate price for us, our children and for our grandchildren.
 
There are still some WWII Veterans living at our V.A. in Cortlandt and as you know we all fought to save it for Veterans services, for the present and for the future.  We won the battle to save it but will remain vigilant to ensure that new plans to downsize our V.A. do not occur again.  Our veterans fought for us.  Now we must fight for them!
 
We are forever grateful to those brave Americans of 74 years ago from the battle of Pearl Harbor Day.
 
God Bless America
Thank you,
Linda Puglisi