“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”: FDR Asks for a Declaration of War.
"The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, stunned virtually everyone in the United States military. Japan’s carrier-launched bombers found Pearl Harbor totally unprepared. President Franklin Roosevelt quickly addressed Congress to ask for a declaration of war. Although he never mentioned Europe or the fact that Germany had by then declared war on the United States, the Pearl Harbor attack allowed him to begin the larger intervention in the European war he had long wanted."
thanks manly, this is a great post, I remember this day well, Corregidor in the Philippines was attacked by Japan, and the nation was in chaos too, it signal the beginning of WW2. It was a sad part of history.
My father was born in this year too and and he told me the terror, my grandparents experienced!
have a good day, (is it still snowing in Houston)? Maita
Wow...from the Philippine perspective....Thank you, Maita-PDH! Our snow pretty much didn't make it through Saturday...sadly ... but who knows what lies ahead with such a snow flurry early in to our winter!?
Living in Hawaii with my husband working at Pearl Harbor was definitely an eye opener for me too....just thinking about all of that hate and hurt made me sad whenever I drove to see my husband on base or had to go for a doc appointment on base. But seeing the men and women training or goofing off always made me smile too.
Yes, my mother was just telling me how she heard about the attack. And how later that week how all of her brothers enlisted in the Marines. They spent years fighting in the Pacific, because her mother and father were Italian immigrants. (They all survived.) And the military thought it better that they not have to land and perhaps fight their family.
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