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    Re: December 7th 1941

    My grandfather lived in Chowchilla on Dec. 7 1941. He went out immediately and bought a Winchester 30-30 and a Colt 45 revolver in case they invaded California. He gave them both to me with the original bill of sale. I will pass them on to my son some day.
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    Re: December 7th 1941

    Quote Originally Posted by Waterdog View Post
    Not only will the date December 7, 1941 live in infamy but so will those words of President Roosevelt. Even though I wasn’t born yet when I read or hear that address to Congress it brings out a whole spectrum of emotions from fear that many must have felt at the time, to pride in our nation to resolve that we can prevail over any one or any nation.
    Any one who hasn’t visited the WWII Arizona memorial Pearl Harbor Hawaii should do so if you go to Hawaii. It is the most or one of the most solemn places on earth you can visit. You’ll be overwhelmed with emotions.
    I agree with you, I always visit that memorial every time I've be in Hawaii. a
    couple of my wife old friends here that husbands passed away that were on the
    ship took their ashes there to be put in the ship. had to go thru there when I was
    on midway island, and several times on business after I retired
    from the navy and was working in asia for private companies.
    be safe

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    Not only will the date December 7, 1941 live in infamy but so will those words of President Roosevelt. Even though I wasn’t born yet when I read or hear that address to Congress it brings out a whole spectrum of emotions from fear that many must have felt at the time, to pride in our nation to resolve that we can prevail over any one or any nation.
    Any one who hasn’t visited the WWII Arizona memorial Pearl Harbor Hawaii should do so if you go to Hawaii. It is the most or one of the most solemn places on earth you can visit. You’ll be overwhelmed with emotions.
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    I was born Jan 1954, I remember my dad was in the Navy and he would tell me he fought in WWII in the Pacific theater. He retired after 20yrs at the Great Lakes Navy Center in 1961. He passed in Dec 2006.

    My wife's father was a transport pilot in WWII European Theater
    Wife's uncle(mothers brother) a WWII B24 bomber pilot European Theater 57 missions over N Africa
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    I was born in 1950, but I had family that served in many areas during WWII. My dad served in the navy at the Great Lakes Navy center during the war, I miss him every day as he passed in Aug 2014. It always brings back memories of all of them to me. Seems many today forget the past and can only see as far ahead as about arms reach and a glass screen doing a selfie...…...Jetspray
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    Re: December 7th 1941

    Quote Originally Posted by hooks View Post
    Mr. Vice President, and Mr. Speaker, and Members of the Senate and House of Representatives:

    YESTERDAY, 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.

    The United States was at peace with that Nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American Island of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

    It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

    The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

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    125. The President Requests War Declaration

    Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya. Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong: Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam. Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands. Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island. And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

    Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today 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.

    But always will our whole Nation 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 that 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 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.

    I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.
    I remember. I was 5 and remember sitting in front of the radio listening to the president. It was a sad day and dramatically changed the lives of our family and communities until the war finally ended.

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    December 7th 1941

    Mr. Vice President, and Mr. Speaker, and Members of the Senate and House of Representatives:

    YESTERDAY, 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.

    The United States was at peace with that Nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American Island of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

    It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

    The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

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    125. The President Requests War Declaration

    Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya. Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong: Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam. Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands. Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island. And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

    Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today 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.

    But always will our whole Nation 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 that 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 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.

    I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.
    Catch ya later ... hooks

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