Rep. Allen West Statement on Anniversary of Attack on Pearl Harbor


(WASHINGTON)—Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today regarding the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor:

“One quiet Sunday morning 71 years ago, a brazen and surprise attack on our shores shocked and galvanized our nation more forcefully than any other single event had ever done.  More than 2,400 Americans were killed and more than 1,100 were wounded. The Pearl Harbor attack sank four United States Navy battleships and damaged four more. It also damaged or sank three cruisers, three destroyers, one minelayer, and damaged 188 aircraft.

Today we remember those who lost their lives on that day, and honor those who valiantly fought on. With courage, sacrifice and selfless dedication, these veteran heroes helped protect our country and preserve our freedoms.

We believed we would most likely never again see an attack of this type on our shores, but we were wrong. As the events of September 11, 2001 have demonstrated, those who wish to engage the United States on the 21st Century battlefield will devise ever more nefarious ways to kill Americans in order to disrupt and harm our way of life.

We must remain vigilant, we must always be prepared, and we must ensure we have the resources to appropriately and adequately respond to those who seek to extinguish our beacon of freedom in the world.

We owe a debt to those who perished at Pearl Harbor, we owe a debt to those who fought on and to those who continue to fight courageously for our country today, and we must remain steadfast for our children and grandchildren so they may live freely and peacefully in this blessed land.”

8 responses to “Rep. Allen West Statement on Anniversary of Attack on Pearl Harbor

  1. With the impending sequestration cuts we will end up with a military smaller then we had on December 7th, 1941; and with the attitudes of this administration’s top members we will have a military that is just as if not more complacent then it was on the date that will live in infamy. And contrary to what some critics of comments like this say, THIS IS A VERY GOOD DAY TO THINK ABOUT THAT.

  2. If America had the same constituency and “President” we have today, 71 years ago when Pearl Harbor was attacked, we would all be speaking German or Japanese and ALL Jews or homosexuals would be dead. We would NOT have a black ruler, we would ALL belong to the National Socialist Party, and Adolph Hitler or his designated successor would be ruling the world. It would’ve been the end of the world as we know it!

  3. PC remembrance of FDR’s address… Ought to have included
    “With confidence in our armed forces – with the unbounding determination of our people – we will gain the inevitable triumph – so help us God. “