April 6, 1917
One hundred years ago today, after repeated demands that Germany end its unrestricted submarine warfare on United States shipping and the publication of the Zimmerman Telegraph, the United States Congress formally declared war on Germany, marking America’s entrance into the Great War (World War I).
I want to say thank you to the soldiers who fought and gave their lives for our freedom. Though this was not the war to end all wars, your sacrifices were not in vane. You are all heroes.