Today marks 69 years since the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941 is a day that forever changed our nation’s history and will never be forgotten. Remember this day today with these Pearl Harbor Quotes.
Top Pearl Harbor Day quotes after the jump!
PEARL HARBOR QUOTES:
Here are some Pearl Harbor quotes from the past and present that will without a doubt give you something to think about:
“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… No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will through their righteous might win through to absolute victory… With confidence in our armed forces-with the unbounded determination of our people-we will gain the inevitable triumph-so help us God. I, therefore, ask that the Congress declare that since the dastardly and unprovoked attack by Japan on Sunday, December seventh, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.”
-President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Dec. 8, 1941, asking Congress to declare war on Japan
“Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.”
“The parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are striking. In each instance there were warning signs before the attack, and in each instance our government failed to connect the dots.”
“Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world’s only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble.”
“Our military thought that they couldn’t get to Pearl Harbor, that it was too long a journey from Japan to get there, and they proved us wrong.”
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