*** “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”:  

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*** “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”:

On December 7, 1941 an event occurred that changed history. This post is not a political commentary, just posted as a remembrance of those brave men and woman that paid the ultimate price that day. Never should their sacrifice be forgotten. Nor should the sacrifices of many other nations before and after this event.



President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Yesterday, December 7, 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.



The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our secretary of state a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.



It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace. The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.
Yesterday the Japanese government also launched as attack against Malaya.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Wake Island.
And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.



Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.
As commander in chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. . .

Source: Courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, New York.

Our veterans of this incident are getting older, and soon we may not have any with us. Please take some time, remember them, their sacrifices and those that are no longer with us.







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pal334 64M  
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12/7/2018 5:13 am

Treasure our remaining hero's / veterans [image]

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benard69 63M/63F  
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12/7/2018 5:18 am

Blessings and Prayers Always for Americas Bravest...


elRoginBoca 60M  
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12/7/2018 5:30 am

Too many kids today are not taught the true significance of Pearl Harbor since their teachers are pretty clueless today about military history. I was not just a military issue it was also a geographic issue (another subject that is given short shrift today). A modern version of Pearl Harbor could come down the line with the Panama Canal, another very underappreciated military choke point. There's a reason the Chinese are so interested in the Canal and it isn't for economic reasons.


SimpleLatina 54F
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12/7/2018 6:16 am

It is so important that we remember our past and those that protected us


1Swing69 58M
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12/7/2018 6:25 am

I served in 2 branches of the military, blessed that I've not been exposed to some of the horrors that brothers [and sisters] have gone through. This country will never recognize or admit to, but live in the freedom we provided.


sweet_VM 60F  
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12/7/2018 8:13 am

Awesome post Pal. May we never forget hugs V

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matutum50 68M
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12/7/2018 8:21 am

my family has been in Hawaii since 1934, my dad was air force and did the Pacific Campaign, we used to take family members from the states to the Arizona Memorial - Schofield Wheeler air base', also up into the mountains to show them the Jap plane- this was in the 50's,


scott6250 56M  
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12/7/2018 9:42 am

This is indeed a sad day and a day to remember the sacrifice of those men.

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misskissin 55F  
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12/7/2018 11:05 am

Beautiful tribute Pal.


Tmptrzz 56F  
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12/7/2018 3:49 pm

This is a day that will never be forgotten, nor the men and women that lost their lives on this day. My thoughts and prayers are with all the families today, and all the service men and women currently serving..

Just your average every day run of the mill nana here!!!


pal334 64M  
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12/8/2018 3:49 pm

    Quoting benard69:
    Blessings and Prayers Always for Americas Bravest...
Such true words

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pal334 64M  
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12/8/2018 3:50 pm

    Quoting elRoginBoca:
    Too many kids today are not taught the true significance of Pearl Harbor since their teachers are pretty clueless today about military history. I was not just a military issue it was also a geographic issue (another subject that is given short shrift today). A modern version of Pearl Harbor could come down the line with the Panama Canal, another very underappreciated military choke point. There's a reason the Chinese are so interested in the Canal and it isn't for economic reasons.
Anything is possible

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pal334 64M  
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12/8/2018 3:51 pm

    Quoting SimpleLatina:
    It is so important that we remember our past and those that protected us
They are certainly our heritage

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pal334 64M  
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12/8/2018 3:54 pm

    Quoting 1Swing69:
    I served in 2 branches of the military, blessed that I've not been exposed to some of the horrors that brothers [and sisters] have gone through. This country will never recognize or admit to, but live in the freedom we provided.
May they always remember the cost of freedom

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pal334 64M  
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12/8/2018 3:56 pm

    Quoting sweet_VM:
    Awesome post Pal. May we never forget hugs V
I would hope never to forget

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pal334 64M  
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12/8/2018 3:57 pm

    Quoting matutum50:
    my family has been in Hawaii since 1934, my dad was air force and did the Pacific Campaign, we used to take family members from the states to the Arizona Memorial - Schofield Wheeler air base', also up into the mountains to show them the Jap plane- this was in the 50's,
So many remembrances for you

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pal334 64M  
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12/8/2018 3:58 pm

    Quoting scott6250:
    This is indeed a sad day and a day to remember the sacrifice of those men.
Lets keep it in our forethoughts

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pal334 64M  
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12/8/2018 3:58 pm

Thank you

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pal334 64M  
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12/8/2018 3:59 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    This is a day that will never be forgotten, nor the men and women that lost their lives on this day. My thoughts and prayers are with all the families today, and all the service men and women currently serving..
Lovely thoughts, thank you from all

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