Last October, we had the privilege of visiting Pearl Harbor while in Hawaii. It was a life-changing experience for me, a visit I think every American should make. My parents told me repeatedly how the attack on December 7, 1941 changed their lives forever. Fortunately, my father and father-in-law made it back from the war in good health. But many others did not, do not. Still, when they were needed, they enlisted with gusto. Our veterans are the bravest people we know, and today, after experiencing Pearl Harbor on a sunny, beautiful morning not unlike the one the day the brutal attack occurred, I salute our veterans even more.