On Tuesday, the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, images of former U.S. congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard meeting with survivors and veterans went viral on Twitter.
“Today, we stand with the survivors and veterans of the attack on #PearlHarbor to honor their service, and the service of those who made the ultimate sacrifice,” Gabbard, the former U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, tweeted on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
2,403 Americans died in the surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service on Dec. 7, 1941.
- “Spending time with our veterans is a privilege and inspiration, as their spirit of service before self remains undimmed,” Gabbard tweeted.
- President Joe Biden marked Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC on Tuesday.
- “Our Nation remains forever indebted to all those who gave their last full measure of devotion eight decades ago,” Biden said in a proclamation issued last week.