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Pearl Harbor Day

The State of Idaho will follow the same guidance as the
Presidential Proclamation below.

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 4, 2007

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2007
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of

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In Focus: Veterans

On December 7, 1941, our Nation was viciously attacked at
Pearl Harbor, America's Pacific Fleet was battered and
broken, and more than 2,400 American lives were lost. On
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, America honors those
brave individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice in
defense of our homeland, and we recognize those veterans
who with strength and resolve defended our Nation and
advanced the cause of freedom during World War II.

When it mattered most, an entire generation of Americans
stepped forward to protect our freedom and to defend
liberty. Their devotion to duty and willingness to serve a
cause greater than self helped secure our future and our
way of life. Liberty prevailed because of the sacrifice of
these courageous patriots, and America and her allies
preserved a world where democracy could flourish. Our
Nation remains forever in the debt of these brave

From the unprovoked attack at Pearl Harbor grew a steadfast
resolve that has made America a defender of freedom around
the world, and our mission continues as our men and women
in uniform serve at home and in distant lands. Today, as we
defend our Nation's founding ideals, we pay special tribute
to those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor, honor our
veterans of World War II, and celebrate the liberty that
makes America a lasting symbol of hope to the world.

The Congress, by Public Law 103 308, as amended, has
designated December 7 of each year as "National Pearl
Harbor Remembrance Day."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United
States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2007, as
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I encourage all
Americans to observe this solemn occasion with appropriate
ceremonies and activities. I urge all Federal agencies,
interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly
the flag of the United States at half-staff this December 7
in honor of those who died as a result of their service at
Pearl Harbor.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this

fourth day of December, in the year of our Lord two
thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United
States of America the two hundred and thirty-second.


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