A Date Which Will Live in Infamy…

PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII: The USS Shaw exploded after being struck during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Photo by US NAVY

70 years is a long time… but the words remain true…a date which will live in infamy. After the Japanese attacks Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941… our president had this to say.

On Dec. 8, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives: Yesterday, Dec. 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

Within an hour, Congress passed a declaration of war against Japan, bringing the United States into World War II. On Dec. 11, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.

Crazy times, can’t even imagine what that must’ve been like. Prayers to the families of the fallen.

-bp

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