Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"A date which will live in infamy"

President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 7th, 1941  "a date which will live in infamy." 

President Barack Obama issued an affirmation proclamation of Public Law 103 308, as amended, passed by Congress that has designated December 7 of each year as "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day."  In his proclamation, President Obama encourages "all Americans to observe this solemn day of remembrance and to honor our military, past and present, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I urge all Federal agencies and interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half staff this December 7 in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor."

More than 3,500 Americans were killed or wounded at Pearl Harbor and more than 400,000 paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of life and liberty during the war.  Over sixteen million of America's sons and daughters served during World War II.  

To read the entire proclamation go to:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/12/07/presidential-proclamation-national-pearl-harbor-remembrance-day

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