Seventy – three years past on this day, America’s mettle, and that of her fighting men and women was tested, perhaps as never before. The day we commemorate as Pearl Harbor Day was confusing and most surprising as Japan sought to begin the destruction of our country.
Many events have since transpired which have also tested our resolve, but this action, at its beginning would test us in a severe way. Just a few veterans remain that saw “a date which will live in infamy.” But, a nation remains to remember those that died and to give continuing thanks to those remaining.
Listen closely to FDR’s speech to hear that he does not say “day,” as many still report; his reference is to a particular day (December 7, 1941) but he says, “date.”
The video and poster available below, each speak to our commitment in the past, and for the future. Click on the link for the video and stay on the channel for a high resolution version of President Roosevelt’s declaration of war, along with other famous speeches:
- December 7 1941: Pearl Harbor Remembered in Photos, Quotes [PHOTOS] (ibtimes.com)
- Pearl Harbor Day: Commemorating 71th Anniversary of the Day of “Infamy” [PHOTOS] (ibtimes.com)
- Pearl Harbor: In Memory of Those Who Sacrificed All On December 7, 1941 (jroycroft.wordpress.com)
- Dec 7,1941: A Day that Lives in Infamy (waronterrornews.typepad.com