Here’s a toast to those members of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives that “day that will live in infamy” 66 years ago and those veterans who survived to tell us the real story.

Here’s also a prayer for those whose only knowledge of Pearl Harbor came from the Jerry Bruckheimer movie of the same name, creating a generation of kids who think that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in a desperate attempt to break up a love triangle between Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale.

Below is Roosevelt’s speech to Congress and America on the evening of December 7, 1941:


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