December 7, 1941 … Never Forget

December 7, 1941 — Never Forget

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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:

 

Roosevelt’s Speech – December 8, 1941

English: United States President Franklin D. R...

English: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the declaration of war against Japan, in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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December 7, 1941 — Never Forget

Seventy-two years past on this day, America’s mettle and that of her fighting men and women were 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:

Roosevelt’s Speech – December 8, 1941

English: United States President Franklin D. R...

English: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the declaration of war against Japan, in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Never Forget — December 7, 1941

Seventy years past on this day, America’s mettle and that of her fighting men and women were 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:

Roosevelt’s Speech – December 8, 1941

English: United States President Franklin D. R...

Image via Wikipedia- President Roosevelt Signs War Declaration Against Japan

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