December 7, 1941, A Day Which Will Live In Infamy


On December 7, 1941, our Nation suffered one of the most devastating attacks
ever to befall the American people. In less than 2 hours, the bombs that rained
on Pearl Harbor robbed thousands of men, women, and children of their lives; in
little more than a day, our country was thrust into the greatest conflict the
world had ever known. We mark this anniversary by honoring the patriots who
perished more than seven decades ago, extending our thoughts and prayers to the
loved ones they left behind, and showing our gratitude to a generation of
service members who carried our Nation through some of the 20th century’s
darkest moments.


Presidential Proclamation — National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2012