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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Mark D on December 07, 2005, 14:20:14 PM

Title: Day of Infamy
Post by: Mark D on December 07, 2005, 14:20:14 PM
Here are some excerpts from President Roosevelt's speech from December 8, 1941.

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked....The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

Always will we 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.

I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounded determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God."
Title: Re: Day of Infamy
Post by: charles white on December 07, 2005, 15:33:48 PM
This is the link to the audio http://www.radiochemistry.org/history/video/fdr_infamy.html  :'(
Title: Re: Day of Infamy
Post by: photojerry on December 20, 2006, 15:22:32 PM
At the new Pacific Memorial for WWII the words of President Roosevelt speech was imblazoned on a plaque with out the words, So Help Us God. What next, no religion may be practiced in the United States of America.