Souvenirs of Yesteryear: Day which still lives in infamy


Most of you reading this newspaper were probably born after Sunday December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy,” as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt designated it. That was the day that Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and pushed the United States into World War II. On Monday December 8, our Congress declared war on Japan. On Thursday December 11, Germany and Italy declared war on us and we promptly responded in kind. This was a war in which the vast majority of American citizens enthusiastically participated. Such a wave of widespread patriotism has not been witnessed since.

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