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in 1982, our organization, he japan religious committee for world federation participated in a religion conference in new york city and also visited pearl harbor at the time. year to offer h prayers for peace and consolation to the arizona memorial. this year, commemorates the 75th anniversary of pearl harbor and the 71st anniversary
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of the end of world war ii. it is a most appropriate time to reflect on our shared past so great wisdom and lessons learned from history may future d on to generations. we are gathered here today in of peace. given how our countries were sworn enemies at one point in this is a most remarkable thing. e are living proof that time heals, that it is possible to become the best of friends and and to have the deepest consideration and trust for one another. after the g-7 summit in japan this may, president obama took time to visit hiroshima. peace, it is for known not as the dawn of atomic of our own the start
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moral awakening. orking together to share the wisdom of our forebearers is paramount. whatever we can so that true world peace and happiness can be achieved for humanity.f let us pray. in theting peace prevail world and may all of mankind know true happiness. may we all live together we efully in this home that share and may our planet become beacon of love, compassion, joy, and the all.rity for thank you very much. [applause] pearl harbortional remembrance day commemoration is has been since
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2005 by the national park service and united states navy. here to share an official welcome on behalf of the ational park service is jacquelyn ashwell superintendent of the world war ii valor in the pacific national monument who introduce guest speaker ms. laura jobs, regional director west region.ic then our navy co-host, rear dmiral john fuller, commander navy region hawaii and naval service group middle pacific welcome and navy introduce our keynote speaker, jr., l harry b home runs commander, united states pacific command. gentlemen, ms. jacqueline ashwell. [applause] aloha.hwell: it is my great pleasure to serve and welcome you to
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the national pearl harbor day, ory drans commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the attack on oahu. among the dignitaries we welcome today, ladies and gentlemen, if could please hold your end, the ntil the onorable governor of the state of hawaii, the governor of the the honorable a, alph torres, governor of the commonwealth of the marianas the former secretary of veterans affair, admiral john naval son, chief of operations, admiral harry harris command,r, u.s. pacific he former commander, u.s. pacific command.
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admiral thomas fargo, former commander, u.s. pacific command, dmiral richard ma'ake, former commander, u.s. pacific command. the honorable spencer cox, of tenant governor, state governor, ieutenant the chief waii, justice, hawaii state supreme court, the honorable janine davidson, undersecretary of the navy, the honorable franklin parker, assistant secretary of for manpower and scott affairs, admiral swift, commander u.s. pacific fleet, general robert brown, general, u.s. army
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pacific, general terrence commander, u.s. pacific air forces, lieutenant burger, commander, pacific, general david branlet, former commander, forces command, add commander, u.s. pacific fleet, general gary commander, u.s. air forces, the honorable kirk caldwell, mayor county of and the mayor of the kuwai, mayor of japan, the mayor of
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all other flag and general officers elected and officials, business and community leaders, welcome. [applause] of estled along the waters the lava stream is the pearl arbor visitors center where more than a million and a half guests come each year to learn the history of the pacific war. the national park service is roud stewards of three memorials dedicated to the .s.s. arizona, the u.s.s. oklahoma and the u.s.s. utah, and other y, these
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memorials represent those who lost on december 7, 1941. years, we have collected oral history nterviews of hundreds of pearl harbor survivors, both military world war ii other veterans as well as americans of incarcerated try during the war. recollections gives us the opportunity to those who tories of witnessed, fought, and died on oahu or whock affected by the war. 75th orning on this anniversary i will share the ccounts of a few of those who experienced the attack. their stories honor our past and
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inspire our future. james u.s.s. arizona, forbeth had a working party on tail rigging for church services that morning. he white canvas awning flapped and snapped in the breeze, the sun was warm. the clouds were high and all the day was ered, perfect. distance, unidentified planes started coming in low southeast, heavy muscled explosions began booming the line at ford island. ensin officer of the deck pulled the alarm bell. over the p.a. system again and again, all hands, thisal quarters, air raid,
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is no drill. ford island,ide of young african-american attendant from the u.s.s. utah simmons heard about, then witnessed the attack. simmons recalled there were several of us in the compartment. out on the port side toward pearl city and as i saw a out the port, i plane making a run for the utah. dropped the torpedo, the wing dipped and then torpedo ned up and the headed for the utah and another one right behind it did the same hit the ship, we felt the jar. the bugler sounded, man your battle stations. stations were e below deck. when i first went down to what stations, we tle
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were frightened. here was water coming into the ship. it was knee deep. it is just as vivid in my mind as it was on that day. pearl harbor, a anna woman, a young nurse, bus bifound herself in a unique position. army nurse corps, but on this particular day, she care at ient receiving the hospital. she recalled in her oral a patient that placed my ad just breakfast tray on the floor when these sounds.f they sounded horrible. when the had you had nurse ran own the hall, iran after her and when we got to the back porch, you could see all of this harbor.n pearl i heard her say, my god, the apanese are bombing pearl harbor and i said, well, we will
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all need to be on duty. after the attack, the treated a ripler great number of the wounded and dying. in honolulu caught in the crossfire of battle, a terrified community began to pull itself together and respond. action, first to take the honolulu fire department. responded to 39 callouts. hree companies of firefighters raced to hicham at 8:05, crews y and federal battling multiple fires aircraft, military barracks and hangars. three artment lost firefighters that day, captain engine 4, captain engine 1 and a hoseman from
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engine 6. in time, the u.s. government to those rple hearts civilian firefighters injured 7, the led on december only u.s. civilian firefighters so honored. we watch arl harbor, ver the memorials and we also preserve the memories of those attack so nced the that their words will live forever. he national park service keeps america's memory of the war generations.ure and so to honor the past inspire the future and to help lessons of arn the
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history. our u.s.s. arizona memorial stands for everyone who uniform during world war ii, the memorial you see a symbol ofarbor is hope. respect and l of resilience. greatests the best and .deals in all of our hearts in the words of the late historian michael flackman, u.s.s. arizona stands as a reminder of the events of morning.ay it has different meanings for hose who visit there, but to all of them, it speaks silently of the distance yet to be traveled before the lives in peace. thank you and aloha to call. [applause]
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>> now, it is my pleasure to introduce our national park regional director for the pacific west region, ms. joss. ms. joss oversees operations for and areas of ls, our national park system in six estern states and in three territories of the pacific. here able to do our jobs in pearl harbor preserving the memories thanks to her leadership and support. -- ladies and a ms. laura joss. [applause] you, superintendent ashwell. aloha.
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a bridge at concord, the golden gettysburg, the waters of pearl harbor, these all share a common bond. to the sacred ground people of the united states. they are historic sites that are national park service who preserves their with the shares it world. we gather at these places to to understand and to honor. s we commemorate this 75th anniversary of pearl harbor, we of ll the distant memories war and peace. his year also marks the 100th anniversary of america's best idea, the national parks. from arcada national park in maine, to war in the pacific historical park in uam, parks serve the nation as
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places of retreat, wonder, discovery and reflection. of the national park service began with the country's desire to conserve lands that threatened. the idea to preserve the unique with apes originated laces like yellowstone and yosemite and soon grew to include not just landscapes, but and treasuresarks as well. to telling eways america's many stories. s the number of parks increased, it became clear that their ated agency for management would be needed. workingt woodrow wilson with the congress created egislation to establish the national park service as an agency of the department of the on august 25, 1916. years later, another
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president, franklin d. roosevelt comment on this new and preservationure of management with these words. as american as our national parks. the fundamental idea behind the country that the belongs to the people, but it is or the enrichment of the lives of all of us. over the past 10 decades, we a country set aside the best of what america has to offer. have set aside treasured landscapes. we have also set aside places tell the stories of our past, both the history we well as the monuments we should never forget. there are now over 400 such laces of reflections that the national park service shares with the people of the united world. and the
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today's ceremony is taking place at the close of the national service's centennial year. our centennial, what is a park to you? conclude my remarks, i ask that you look out over the harbor, gaze rl upon the memorial that rests and aske u.s.s. arizona yourself what that memorial you.s to or myself, i believe it is not merely a fitting tribute to the men who lost their lives above and rizona, the memorial this commemoration honored the also inspire the future to strive toward a world where reconciliation is chiefable. how honored we are as employees national park service,
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your national park service to be this hallowed that al and the landscape surrounds it. and [applause] joss.ank you, ms. ladies and gentlemen, it is now my pleasure to introduce our admiral john rear fuller. joint tallations, the base pearl harbor hicham and pacific missile range facility as all home ported service ships here in pearl harbor, hawaii. welcome the commander of admiralion hawaii, rear john fuller. [applause]
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>> on behalf of the united states navy, i join our national park service partners in welcoming everyone to this historic commemoration. to our most honored guests, pearl harbor survivors and other world war ii veterans, thank you for honoring us with your today's ation in ceremony. we are holding today's events for you. objective and our theme is honoring the past and inspiring the future. we remember your lost ship mates. we salute your service and your that of your families. heartfelt u our most thanks for all you sacrificed and all you suffered. 7, 1941, most of you veterans were teenagers or in early 20's and you were away from home for the first time. families longed to hear any news about the attack.
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mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grant parents, all loved ones were desperately hear news about the fate of their boys. harbor e, you pearl survivors faced a grueling restoration joined by navy divers, shipyard citizens from hawaii, you responded. you resurrected pearl harbor and the pacific fleet. endured the ock, grief and then you shouldered worldrden of bringing the back into balance. attack, facts the and information crawled along, but rumors raced along at light speed. would take weeks to get detailed news to your families cases, it took months. people stood in endless lines at union in honolulu.
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on the mainland, families waited and wondered. some mothers and fathers received the worst possible the news they dreaded. famil families are the most precious institutions. precious re the most possessions, yet innocent families are always victims. in the chronicle of the second world war in europe and the war the called the history. catcallyism in it grew out of emotions, angry ignorance and bigot ri and the lust for power. ended because other human qualities, courage, perseverance and selflessness, leadership and the hunger for freedom combined change the course of human
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events. those of you who served in world ii, you earn the freedom and the prosperity we enjoy today. forged and bestowed upon us a lasting legacy of freedom cast resolve, your toughness, and your grit. and you polished through your and your r courage, commitment. those of you who served in world current shered in the era of peace and prosperity that we have enjoyed for decades. with your blood, your sweat and your tears. you recreated a world dedicated order, justice, and stability. you preserved freedom. reconciliation and you arned our commitment to always remember pearl harbor. your lives changed on the morning of december 7, 1941 and that day, you have changed the world forever. beneficiary, i
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imply want to offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks. today we are very fortunate to pacific the commander's perspective. e is the son of a navy chief and a japanese mother who met in post-war japan. have come infar we seven decades. he is a tough and courageous leader. diplomate and of course he is a war fighter. he leads our military in the talk about when you the area he leads the pacific, air force, navy, of marines and his area responsibility spans the width, breadth, the area over on ocean, an the pacific area of responsibility encompassing half of the world's surface, from the arctic to the ntiarctic, from california to
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india, it's a lot of responsibility, a lot of real lot of leadership. head of the pacific command, admiral harry b harris, jr. [applause] note to self, never follow a man or a small child to the podium. it up for the pacific band for their rendition of the national anthem! [applause] bet that the men and women that we honor today and those who died that fateful 75 years ago never took a knee and never failed to stand wherever they heard our national
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anthem being played! [cheers and applause] >> thanks for that introduction terrific ur stewardship of this historic region. ladies and gentlemen, good morning, hearing the words the
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land of the free and home of the means something special for every american, but on 7, it takes on extraordinary significance as we are joined here in this hallowed place by world war ii veterans and survivors of the attacks on oahu ary bases all across including right here at pearl harbor. morning, 75 sunday years ago, they were about to conduct morning colors when they to hear the d sounds of real bombs bursting in ir instead of the reassuring melody of our nation's anthem. at that dawn's early light, they into battle stations and to the sounds of the guns as they begin the y to defense of our country. welcome again me these patriots with a grateful nation's round of applause. [applause] [cheers and applause]
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folks, i would like to recognize a few of our honored attendees. of course, governor ige, mayors cardwell, state and city leaders, under secretary davidson, esteemed members of our diplomatic corps. chief of naval operations
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admiral john richardson, retired and serving general officers. fox sports executives, thanks for highlighting our veterans past and present for the second year in a row. gary sinise, garth brooks, and tricia yearwood, thanks for entertaining our troops. leaders of the national park service, thank you for what you do every day to remember these hallowed places and congratulations on your centennial year. distinguished guests and ladies and gentlemen, just -- [applause] just prior to the attack 75 years ago, on a morning not unlike this one, people not unlike us, were waking up to enjoy another day in paradise. indeed, some of the veterans joining us were probably thinking about spending the day on the beach, playing baseball, hanging out with friends, or listening to the battle of the bands at block arena right here on this
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base. no one knew it would be the last moment of peace for almost four years. the horrific events that took place here caught america, her navy, army air corps, her marine corps, and the territory of hawaii by surprise. we were attacked all across oahu at schofield barracks and wheeler field, at bellows, hickam, and of course right here at pearl harbor. it fell upon the shoulders of brave americans like these here in the front rows to respond to crisis that fateful day. the surprise assault by the imperial japanese navy lasted all of 110 chaotic minutes, almost as long as this speech is going to be. [laughter] it was a day of gallantary and unquestionable heroism, even as it was a day of sacrifice and immeasurable loss. in less than two hours there
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were over 2400 killed, 1200 wounded, a majority of the u.s. pacific fleet taken out of action. catastrophic by any standards. the scars remain and we see them all around us. the battleships u.s.s. arizona and u.s.s. utah still entombed in these waters behind me. the u.s.s. oklahoma memorial. the bullet holes in the buildings at ford island and hickam field and on the bodies and the minds of the veterans here with us today. these scars remind us of our history and how america responded with conspicuous valor. today we have a precious opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a patriot, to reflect on what it means to be a nation, tested by war, and to reflect on both the cost and the blessings of liberty. they say that hindsight is 20/20. history has shown us that the alarm bells had been sounding throughout the 1930's. as america looked eastward
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the toward europe, we watched as the military dictatorship in germany began to grow in power and fascist italy aligned itself to nazi germany. we looked westward as well. we saw the militaristic rise of imperial japan. in fact, we relocated the pacific fleet from california to hawaii in 1940, a move designed to give pause to a potential adversary. the original rebalance in the indo asia pacific if you will. even so, 75 years ago the united states was strategically surprised, caught flat-footed by imperial japan. the military and first responders here in the islands mustered an incredibly brave defense against staggering odds. they engaged the enemy as best they could with what they had. for those who gave their last full measure of devotion for their nation that day, we feel a deep sense of sorrow. yet we are also inspired by their great gift to the world,
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the gift of freedom itself. they did not go quietly into that night and along with those who survived, a reluctant nation emerged to fight and ultimately win world war ii. those who survived pearl harbor also left us a warning -- remember pearl harbor. keep america alert. eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. and imperative to never be caught by strategic surprise again. but 15 years ago we were again surprised by a major attack on our soil. not by a nation-state this time, but by terrorists. as before, in the preceding decades, alarm bells had been ringing. even as we worked hard to understand those alarms, few if any could have anticipated the methodology behind those events in new york and shanksville and the pentagon on that fateful autumn day. now, i'm not a preacher man. in fact, the chief of chaplains
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is in the audience here but there is a passage in the good book which defines for me who those who responded in 1941 and again in 2001 are. you see, in isaiah, god was searching for the right man. a man with the right stuff, if you will. a man to embark on a dangerous mission and go into a dangerous land. whom shall i send? who shall go for us? it was isaiah who responded, "here am i, lord. send me." here am i. send me. powerful words when our nation was attacked 75 years ago today and 60 years later on another sunny day, this time in new york. lady liberty called out in her pain and anguish, whom shall i send? who shall go for me? everywhere, soldiers, sailors, airmen, coast guardsmen, and civilians called out, here am i, america.
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send me. here am i, america. send me. [applause] america is the country she is because of young men and women willing to forego wearing a business suit, forego strolling down easy street, and forego living the good life. to wear instead the cloth of the nation. to travel instead a long and uncertain road fraught with peril. to live a life on the ragged edge of danger, to live lives that matter. america is blessed beyond riches. our nation is blessed to have strong men and women with the exceptional courage who are willing and able to step forward to do whatever it takes to defend america whenever lady liberty is in jeopardy. just like the greatest generation who answered the
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clarion call of duty after pearl harbor, and korea and vietnam and the cold war and the gulf war, a new generation of men and women volunteered to stand in the gap for us following 9/11. since then we have pursued and engaged our enemies even to the ends of the earth and we're still at it today. a free nation cannot survive without those who are willing to place service to country ahead of service to self. so, ladies and gentlemen, every december 7 -- [applause] so, ladies and gentlemen, every december 7 we remember the past actions of our veterans on oahu because they inspire us today and because they shape our future. a tour across present day hawaii reveals the depth of america's
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tenacity to protect our enduring national interests in the pacific. america is a pacific nation, a pacific power, and a pacific leader. secretary of defense carter has rightly called the indo asia pacific the most consequential region for america's future. this area already drives global economic prosperity and will do so for the next century. ours is a region of rapid growth, not only in population not only in industry, but also in competition for scarce resources and in military capability. president reagan once said we can't be innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent. you just witnessed a demonstration of america's resolve as the u.s.s. halsey steamed around ford island, and f-22 raptors flew overhead. on the pier next to us is the mighty aircraft carrier the u.s.s. john c. stennis. the poster ship of america's
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national will. your military forces based here and throughout the indo asian pacific region stand to ensure our nation remains vigilant, to keep america safe, and defend our very way of life. the best fighting force the world has ever seen exists because of the legacy of the men and women who did their duty when our nation needed it the most 75 years ago today. the selfless serviffs the greatest generation, both the veterans and the civilians on the home front who supported them, won the peace by ending the war. they defined our national heritage and today we thank them for their service and their faith in our nation. folks, this week's 75th commemoration events have renewed my confidence in the future of our country. from all walks of life and across generations, i have heard people telling their stories, i
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saw tears and laughter, sorrow, and joy. i am reminded of the stories my father would tell me about his war experiences as an enlisted man stationed aboard the uss lexington, an aircraft carrier that avoided pearl harbor just days before the attack. my dad and so many of the greatest generation are no longer with us, but we can still hear their stories of duty, honor, and courage. their ghosts walk among us. their spirits speak to us. protect this house, this we will defend. and we are fortunate indeed to listen and learn from living world war ii veterans. including president bush, senators dole and akaka, and the tuskegee airmen and so many others who are with us today or watching the broadcast across america. what we hear is that the future belongs to the brave. our country is both defined by her storied past and invigorated by her balanced future.
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we rise today to honor that future. emboldened by the intrepid service of those who came before us and carried on by those young men and women that serve today. as commander, i give you my word that the 380,000 civilians and warriors that comprise the u.s. pacific command are ready to fight tonight and win so we may always be free. we remember pearl harbor and the attacks across oahu. we remember america's response by her sons and daughters that brought the bright stars and broad stripes through many perilous fights -- including guadalcanal, at normandy, at okinawa, and at iwo jima. we also recall and honor the sacrifices made during world war ii by the many allied nations so
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that the world could see freedom renewed. today, we work with allies and partners across the world to protect those hard-won freedoms, including our ally japan. reconciliation turned once bitter enemies into the closest of friends united by shared values and interests. yet another lasting legacy of that greatest generation. ladies and gentlemen, as we look upon the majestic memorial behind me, take comfort in knowing that our departed world war ii veterans continue to stand vigilant watch as guardian angels of our nation. today's joint forces have assumed liberty's mantle. passed down in an unbroken chain, watch to watch for 75 years. no one, and i mean no one, should doubt that a strong u.s. military will continue to stand a global watch for generations
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to come. as a legacy and lessons of pearl harbor are passed to our children and our children's children. who will also stand the watch and continue to fight against tyranny and injustice. to america's world war ii patriots here and at home, we will never forget your courage under considerable fire and seemingly insurmountable odds. because of you, our future remains bright. we owe you an immeasurable debt and we cannot thank you enough for answering the call of duty when lady liberty needed it the most. may god bless our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and national guardsmen past and present who stood the watch and answered that clarion call to duty. may god bless this beautiful state of hawaii and may god bless the united states of america, which has always been and forever shall be the land of the free and the home of the brave. thank you very much. [cheers and applause]
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>> thank you, admiral harris. the wreaths you are about to see presented are a symbol of our unending gratitude to service and sacrifice. today, we honor heroes, military and civilians that lost their
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lives december 7, 1941. this morning, we will place wreaths to honor those lost. they will be presented by active duty service members and national park service rangers. this formation represents our past and present. it honors those who fought in the name of freedom 75 years ago and recognizes our veterans and current active-duty members who continue to selflessly serve our country. today, these wreaths also represent hope that our future generations may never forget the many sacrifices that took place and continue to take place every day. the bell you will hear is from a diesel submarine. it was launched in 1944 and served in the pacific during world war ii.
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the territory of hawaii. [bell rung] on that fateful morning, 49 civilians lost their lives as a result of the attack. as a basic for all of these services, the territory of hawaii and its citizens played a major role in one of history's greatest salvage and repair efforts, quickly restoring the damaged ships and expediting their return to the damaged fleet. hawaiian citizens opened their homes and businesses to those stationed on the islands and those returning from our patrols. today, the state of hawaii remains a strategic and welcoming homeport for our military continuing to offer aloha to all. representing the territory of hawaii is a staff sergeant and park ranger.
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our civilian survivors and witnesses please stand as able. [applause] ♪
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civilians, survivors, and witnesses, be seated. united states army. [bell rung] while many history books tend to focus on the pearl harbor attack, the brave members of the united states army fought diligently to defend their post. december 7, 1941. from schofield barracks to bellows airfield, the u.s. army had and continues to have a large presence. representing the united states army is captain caitlin moore of plano, texas, and park ranger michael baron of honolulu, hawaii. will all of our army veterans please stand as able. [applause] ♪
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[cheers and applause] army veterans, please be seated. united states marine corps. [bell rung] many may not realize until visiting the uss arizona that a marine attachment made a part of the company. a total of 109 marines lost their lives that day.
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105 perished aboard ships in the harbor and four were killed in action at the mass field. representing the united states marine corps is sergeant dustin campfield of phoenix, arizona, and park ranger ernest haycock of roswell, new mexico. will all of our marine corps veterans please stand as able. [applause] ♪
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[applause] marine corps veterans, please be seated. united states navy. [bell rung] 1,999 sailors lost their lives in the december 7 attacks on pearl harbor. many sailors met their final resting place in these waters directly beneath us while defending their ships and helping their shipmates escape the burning hulls. many more assisted in rescue and recovery efforts in the days and weeks that followed. representing the united states navy is petty officer first class stephen smith of hawaii, and park ranger bruce nickel of pompano beach, florida. will all of our navy veterans please stand as able.
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[cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause] navy veterans, please be seated. united states air force.
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[bell rung] though not yet a service in 1941, the united states air force was formerly referred to as our army air corps and here on oahu as the hawaiian air force. on december 7, lieutenant ken taylor and george wells scrambled to their aircraft and took off to brave the skies against incredible odds. representing the united states air force is captain eddie clements of marquette, michigan, and park ranger stephen camcam of salinas, california. will all of our air force veterans please stand as able. [applause] ♪
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[applause] air force veterans, please be seated. united states coast guard. [bell rung] at the time of the attack, u.s. coast guard officers in hawaii were stationed in honolulu. at 0645, they intercepted the dispatch that claimed destruction of a submarine. later, tiger itself came under enemy fire but did not suffer any casualties. representing the united states coast guard is yeoman second-class donna moriarty of oregon and stacy scott of germany.
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will all of our coast guard veterans please stand as able. [applause] ♪ [applause] coast guard veterans, please be seated. and thank you to our and thank you to our representers.
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will all pearl harbor survivors and other world war ii veterans please remain seated so we can honor you. author craig nelson in his recent book "pearl harbor: from infamy to greatness" quoted -- i saw everything that went on there and i tell you what, there was more courage and more heroics and more valor and more sacrifice that day than a human being ought to see in 10 lifetimes. to our survivors and veterans, you once bravely stood fast and tough, responded, recovered, and prevailed. on december 7, 1941, and in the years that followed, you superbly executed your duties at your post and weathered the storm of war. it is because of you, and others like you, that we enjoy freedom and liberty in this great country. with all pearl harbor survivors and world war ii veterans remaining seated, will everyone else please stand and join me in expressing our appreciation.
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a grateful nation applauds you today. [cheers and applause]
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thank you. please be seated. a vintage 1940s aircraft will soon fly overhead. with its sleek lines and retractable landing gear, this was the economical civilian counterpart to the fighter aircraft that pilots flew during world war ii. this was a fighter surrogate that thousands of world war ii veterans came home to fly. as it shares many common
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features. only 521 were manufactured. production ceased in 1951. please rise as able and remain standing for the benediction, marine corps rifle salute, and the echo taps. rear admiral margaret kibben, the navy chief of chaplains, will now offer the benediction. >> sure of god's presence among us this day, let us pray for his benediction over our commemoration. if you would, please pray with me. almighty and eternal god, on this day of infamy, we ask that you would bless the memory of the heroes who distinguished themselves that fateful morning and in the days and years that followed. though each passing year attempts to erase the impact of the countless sacrifices, guard us from ever neglecting the cost so many paid to preserve our freedom and defend our liberty. inspired by the attributes
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offered to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, awaken in us the same spirit of commitment that denies complacency in the face of evil. never allow us to forget that the ideals which defined our nation then are now the responsibility of every american citizen to uphold. vigilant in theilant in thekeer cause for peace. may we remain in your grace. it is in the strength of your name we pray. amen. for rifle and salute. >> ready. aim. fire. ready. aim. fire.
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ready. aim. fire. present arms. ♪ [playing taps] taps]ng
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taps]ng ready two. please remain standing for the departure of our honored guests. following the departure, we pearl harbor our survivors and world war ii veterans to participate in the walk of honor. rings]
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the united states pacific command departing. [whistle] rings] navy legion hawaii and navy service group middle pacific departing. [whistle] on behalf of the national park service and the united states navy, thank you for attending today's special observance of
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the 75th anniversary of the attack on oahu. ofembering the sacrifices those who served here on december 7, 1941. and those who are watching our ceremony, we extend a sincere a loha. we think the pacific war for providing even teach aircraft tribute, and thanks to the many volunteers who made the ceremony possible. tugboats will be in the base conducting a water tribute. all pearl harbor military and civilian survivors as well as our world war ii veterans in attendance are invited to participate in the walk of honor. guests may watch as service members from all branches salud these men and women. please enjoy patriotic songs
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from the united states pacific fleet band. we hope you enjoy the rest of the day and you will always remember pearl harbor. thank you. [applause] ♪ aweigh] anchors anchors aweigh]
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and you didn't even once consider firing her ahead of her retirement? of theemember some political figures that passed away including nancy reagan and antonin scalia. friday night at 8:00, our program continues with shimon peres. john glenn. this week in prime time on opens c-span. >> we talked to some outgoing congressional members. new york-- representative charlie wrangle is retiring after 46 years in congress. he was the first of american chair of the ways and means committee. rangelesentative


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