Congress is marking the date by paying tribute to members of the military and current veterans as well as those in the past, with a special emphasis on “the greatest generation,” a term coined by Tom Brokaw. Reps. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) and Bill FloresBill FloresIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable Ryan secures big win with bipartisan Puerto Rico deal Overnight Finance: GOP's budget 'SWAT' team | What to watch at IRS impeachment hearing | Sanders bucks Dem leaders on Puerto Rico bill MORE (R-Texas) and Sen. Toomey (R-Pa.) all used the term in their tweets.
71 years ago, Pearl Harbor was attacked. Let us remember the fallen & give thanks to the Greatest Generation for defending our freedom.— Rep. Bill Flores (@RepBillFlores) December 7, 2012
71 years ago, Pearl Harbor was attacked. We honor the survivors and members of the #GreatestGeneration today and always!— Rep. Hansen Clarke (@RepHansenClarke) December 7, 2012
Rep. Martha RobyMartha RobyOvernight Healthcare: Momentum on mental health? | Zika bills head to conference | Only 10 ObamaCare co-ops left Trump video shows Clinton laughing over Benghazi footage Tea Party group backs challenge to House Transportation chairman MORE (R-Ala.) also promoted the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit group that funds trips for World War 2 veterans to see the World War 2 Memorial in Washington, D.C. A documentary about the program recently screened in the Capitol.
Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable House GOP faces dilemma on spending bills Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns MORE (R-Ohio) noted an Honor Flight visit in another tweet.
It’s important that we honor the heroes from that “greatest generation,” and pass along their story to young people today.— Rep. Martha Roby(@RepMarthaRoby) December 7, 2012
One amazing program that does both is the Honor Flight network, which provides WWII vets trips to see the WWII monument built in their honor— Rep. Martha Roby(@RepMarthaRoby) December 7, 2012
BoehnerJohn BoehnerIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable House GOP faces dilemma on spending bills Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns MORE (@SpeakerBoehner) December 7, 2012
Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) thought of her father, a veteran, and Rep. Mazie HironoMazie HironoDems pressure Obama on vow to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees Carter pledges probe of sex assault testimony GOP blocks slate of Obama judicial nominees MORE (D-Hawaii) had her home state on her mind.
On this Pearl Harbor Day, I am thinking of my father and all of those who have served on behalf of our nation.— Niki Tsongas (@nikiinthehouse) December 7, 2012
We recognize those at Pearl Harbor and Hawaii’s families as they came together during great conflict and uncertainty 1.usa.gov/VPiL5M— Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) December 7, 2012
President Obama posted a photo from his visit to the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii last year along with his official presidential proclamation marking the date.
— Alicia Cohn contributed.
Updated at 3:03 p.m.