Congressman Liz Cheney Honors WWII Vet, Pearl Harbor Survivor on House Floor
Congressman Liz Cheney gave the following speech on the House floor in honor of Mr. Clarence Varos's 100th birthday and service to our country:
"Mr. Speaker on this historic day in this chamber where President Roosevelt appeared the day after the Pearl Harbor attack, I rise to honor a World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, Mr. Clarence Varos, who will turn 100 this weekend. Born on December 10th, 1917, Mr. Varos has served our country and state in many ways. As a member of the US Navy, Mr. Varos fought through and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. He risked his life in the defense of freedom as a gunner on the U.S.S. Hyde, transporting Marines in the Pacific theater. After bravely serving our nation in uniform, Mr. Varos went on to dedicate 30 years of his life to the Union Pacific Railroad. I want to thank Mr. Varos for all he has contributed to our great nation and state. His sacrifice, bravery, and grit are an example to us all and I look forward to congratulating him in person at a celebration in his honor this weekend in Cheyenne. I would like to say happy birthday to Mr. Varos and thank him for his service."