CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- Governor Scott Walker paid a visit to the Chippewa Valley this afternoon to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day Thursday afternoon.
Walker attended a special ceremony held at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls. The ceremony included many guest speakers and a salute to local veterans.
Walker spoke to attendees about sacrifices servicemen have made and the importance of sharing those stories with today's generation.
"Whether its Pearl Harbor or Sept 11th or all the other historically significant things between those times, how important it is to tell our children and our children's children because for those young ones that are just starting out and for those yet to be born, we want to make sure that they don't have to make the kind of sacrifices that were made to get them to the point where they have the freedoms we hold so dear, " said Walker.
More than 2000 servicemen were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor including nearly 60 from Wisconsin.