Friday marks the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a “day which will live in infamy” and which drew the United States into the Second World War. America and its allies fought and prevailed over totalitarian governments in Germany, Italy and Imperial Japan. The men and women who fought in that war, the “greatest generation” produced a legion of American political figures, among whom were Sens. Bob Dole and Daniel Inouye, both of whom were gravely wounded in service to our country, and seven future presidents. That group dominated American politics for nearly 40 years. George H.W. Bush, the last president to have served in World War II, passed away last Friday.