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Today we remember that the price of freedom is high. For some it costs everything.

Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial

Uss Arizona Memorial

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

Today is the 75th anniversary of the surprise raid at Pearl Harbor.

We were attacked because another country’s leaders were convinced that if they hit us hard enough first that we would either not have the ability or not have the will to respond.

After so much time it’s easy to forget, but it’s too important a lesson – and one that was too expensive to learn. May we always remember, and may we never lead another country to that same wrong conclusion.

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


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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