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It’s ‘Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day’ in Tennessee, Too

News release from governor’s office:
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced December 7, 2012 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
On December 7, 1941 more than 3,500 Americans serving in the United States military stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, were killed or wounded in an unprovoked attack by the Air and Naval forces serving Japan.
Images of burning battleships and the grief of lives dominated the entire country and American allies. During an address to the American people, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed December 7, 1941 is a “date which will live in infamy”.
The United States Congress, by Public Law 103 308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day” to recognize and honor brave heroes who died and demonstrate deep gratitude and admiration for their sacrifice.
“It has been 71 years since the attacks on Pearl Harbor, a day that changed our country,” Haslam said. “Twenty Tennessee service members were killed on the USS Arizona during the attack, along with thousands of other American heroes, and today we remember their sacrifice.”

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Bill to Outlaw Harboring of Illegal Immigrants Withdrawn

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The sponsor of a bill that would make it a felony to harbor or transport an illegal immigrant has withdrawn the measure from consideration.
The bill had been scheduled for a vote in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Immigrants’ rights activists claimed victory for the change. A news release from the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition said members and supporters had asked their legislators to oppose the measure.
Bill sponsor Rep. Tony Shipley said their actions had nothing to do with his decision.
The Kingsport Republican said his main concern was to prevent human trafficking, and other bills that have been introduced this session already address that issue.
Shipley’s bill mirrors portions of a controversial Alabama law that is the subject of several lawsuits.