Delores Sarpas, who organized the memorial, said she hoped everyone at the event remembers that over two million people have died for our freedom, adding too many people take it for granted.
At 8 a.m. on December 7th, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The president also promised them his administration would build up the military.
On the 76th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the St. Joseph chapter of the Military Officers Association of America along with the Atchison Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post held a special ceremony in remembrance of all who were killed on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941.
"Here we had the Pacific, we were attacked in the Pacific at Pearl Harbor, and a couple of days later Germany declared war on us", said Thomas.
More than 2,400 Americans died in the attack - including several dozen civilians - and almost 1,200 were wounded.
"So, I would encourage you, if you know someone who is a World War II survivor that you thank them for their service and thank them for being a part of the Greatest Generation", Rep. Shine said.
"Outnumbered and outgunned, they did not hesitate", Trump said.
"The importance of the day is not only to remember the supreme sacrifice that servicemen have made", said retired Maj.
The 20-minute ceremony was attended by Mayor John Antaramian, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem Lakes), State Rep. Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) and Kenosha County Division Director of Veterans Services Ali Nelson. "Because of this action, USS Vestal and the vast majority of its crew members, plus some Arizona survivors, lived to fight another day".
Across the island and across the United States, Americans were rising to the challenge, he said.
"When we got to Pearl Harbor, all the women and kids had been sent back to the United States, and it was so sad", Bell remembers.
"We are losing members of World War II every single day".
Mukoyama, a Chicago native of Japanese descent, became the first Asian-American in USA history to command an army division in 1986. "And at the war's end, American and Japanese leadership did not remain bound by our former wartime hostilities, but instead chose to forge a new future of reconciliation that has benefitted both of our nations, and indeed the entire Indo-Asia Pacific region, in incalculable ways". "You'll never forget that, right?"