It’s December 7. On this “date which will live in infamy” in 1941 over 2400 Americans were killed in an attack by the Japanese on our naval base in Pearl Harbor.

Until 9/11/2001 it was the most devastating attack on U.S. soil.

Listen to the full audio of President Roosevelt’s speech.

Pearl Harbor that day:

The Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor today:
69th Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor - Department of Defense Image Collection

Please take a moment today to remember – thank a veteran if you can, appreciate our hard-earned freedom either way. If you fly a flag, it is tradition to fly it at half staff until sunset today as a visible reminder to all.

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