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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are tweeting about Pearl Harbor on the 71st anniversary of the day Japan attacked the Navy base in Hawaii.

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 FloresWilliam (Bill) Hose FloresGOP could punt funding fight to January Trump calls for welfare reform as he rallies GOP for tax vote Mark Kelly personally lobbied Rep. Steve Scalise on guns MORE (R-Texas) and Sen. Toomey (R-Pa.) all used the term in their tweets.

Rep. Martha RobyMartha Dubina RobyBrooks’s prior attacks on Trump could hurt in Alabama Senate race How the GOP came to dominate, and be dominated by, rural voters House GOP not sold on Ryan’s tax reform plan 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 Andrew BoehnerJohn Feehery: A political forest fire Trump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery MORE (R-Ohio) noted an Honor Flight visit in another tweet.

Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) thought of her father, a veteran, and Rep. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoDemocrats turn on Al Franken The Hill's 12:30 Report Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign MORE (D-Hawaii) had her home state on her mind.

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.