From American Minute with Bill Federer:
On DECEMBER 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked. 350 Japanese aircraft sank 5 American battleships and 3 destroyers. 400 U.S. aircraft were destroyed. Over 4000 were killed or wounded.
Subsequent investigations revealed numerous warnings were disregarded by the administration.
Franklin D. Roosevelt stated:
“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.”
President Roosevelt added:
“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…
We will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.”
“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 unbounding determination of our people – we will gain the inevitable triumph – so help us God.”
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