President Roosevelt addresses the nation the day after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.

Yesterday December 7th 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.

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Always will our whole nation remember 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.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Address to Nation (listen here), December 8, 1941.

Barry Barnett