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.
Always will be remembered the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.
With confidence in our armed forces — with the unbounding determination of our people — we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God.
— from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s December 8, 1941 speech to Congress.
It has been 66 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, the worst our nation had ever seen.
Make sure to stop and thank a WWII veteran today if you see one. Take the time to remember and reflect on the sacrifices the Greatest Generation made to defend their country. Know that we can learn from their example.