MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Seventy six years ago, on December 7, 1941 more than 2,000 lives were lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Morris County Board of Freeholders remember Pearl Harbor Day with the following statement:
The brutal attack by Japanese war planes in Hawaii struck this nation to its very core. It changed the course of history and personally affected the lives of every person and family in Morris County and our nation. Our country was asked to face an immense life and death challenge in a battle for freedom and democracy on two fronts, against the Japanese in the Pacific and Nazi Germany on the other side of the world. The men and women of our Greatest Generation looked peril squarely in the face, refused to cower to the forces that took aim at our way of life, and ensured our freedom for generations to come. Today, on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, so many decades after the attack, we continue to remember and to thank the veterans and their families for their courage, strength, and resilience. We will never forget and we will always thank you.
Signed, Douglas R. Cabana, John Cesaro, Kathleen A. DeFillippo, Hank Lyon, Thomas J. Mastrangelo, Christine Myers, and Deborah Smith.