Friday, December 7, 2007

A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

December 7, 1941. The day Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese Air Force.

Franklin D. Roosevelt the next day in his address to Congress, described December 7, with that memorable phrase, the date which will live in infamy. The United States Congress declared war on Japan that day, December 8. December 11, 1941, Nazi Germany and Mussolini's Italy declared war on the United States. But, the "sleeping giant" had been awakened.

The die was now cast for a generation of young men and women and in some ways for their children.

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