Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMMY

ALEX and HOMER
Today is the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the military bases on Oahu in the Territory of Hawaii.  Our dad was stationed on Oahu from 1971 through 1973.  He remembers that in 1971, the 30th anniversary of the attack, the Japanese pilots held a reunion in Honolulu which included a December 7th wreath laying from the ARIZONA Memorial. Who' da thunk it?




PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
PEARL HARBOR ATTACK
CONGRESSIONAL ADDRESS

The Infamy Speech was delivered at 12:30 p.m. on December 8, 1941, by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, one day after the Empire of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii. The name derives from the first line of the speech: Roosevelt describing the previous day as "a date which will live in infamy".


Within an hour of the speech, Congress passed a formal declaration of war against Japan and officially brought the U.S. into World War II. The address is regarded as one of the most famous American political speeches of the 20th century.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Harbor_Attack

6 comments:

Keisha said...

Thank u for the post about Pearl Harbor. My hooman friend said it gives her a Sad, but she also has a Proud for all the people who defended their country. :)

Gus said...

And Roosevelt wrote most of it himself, and the speech writer guys did not like it and thought it was too short.

Sheila and Bob said...

May we never forget.


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Keith Andrea said...

Oh Remembering the Pearl Harbor..Thanks for posting this. this reminds me of how people out there defended their own country.


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Kimo and Sabi said...

Happy New Year 2012!

Sheila and Bob said...

Happy New Year, we miss you.



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