Remembering December 7th

In memory of all who were lost on December 7, 1941…and in gratitude for all who answer the call to serve.

December 7th: a day that will live in infamy. I still get goosebumps when I hear those words.

After the surprise attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt uttered those words to a frightened nation.

Men and women across our country volunteered to go overseas and fight and defend our country. My grandfather, Elmer Huter, was one of them.

Grandpa Huter was a chief petty officer who served with honor like so many other millions of Americans who put their lives on the line to defend our country. We owe them a great debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.

One of the reasons we are such a great and powerful nation is because of the lessons we have learned through the histories of valued men and women that have defended our country. It is vital for our young children, who will one day lead our country, to understand the sacrifices so many have made for them to have the freedom and liberties that they get to enjoy today.

I want to thank all of the men and women who put the American uniform on to secure the liberty and freedom that all of us are fortunate enough to have in the United States.