Wednesday, December 7, 2016

"A date that will live in infamy"

(Image from the National Archives website;

President Franklin Roosevelt's famous words, which he delivered to Congress on December 8, 1941, are synonymous with the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Over 2,000 Americans died on that fateful day. Let us pause to remember the sacrifice of those service members who gave their lives at Pearl Harbor, and to remember all of the past and present service members whose service affords us the freedoms we have in the United States today. 

For archival videos, links to newspaper accounts, and to see images of Roosevelt's speech, go to the National Archives Pearl Harbor page

For local coverage, the Lexington Herald-Leader for December 7, 2016, has an article about two Pearl Harbor veterans who live in Kentucky. 

FDR's "Day of Infamy" Speech: Crafting a Call to Arms. (2001). Prologue: Selected Articles, v. 33:4. Retrieved from: 

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