Franklin Roosevelt told Americans to always remember December 7, 1941. In his speech to the nation, he referred to December 7, 1941, as a “date that will live infamy.” He then proceeded to outline the timing of events that happened that day.
President Roosevelt told the American people how events unfolded that day. He stated that the Japanese attacked at Pearl Harbor an hour before the Japanese representatives replied to an American message. He indicated that the Japanese reply didn’t include any mention of going to war against the United States.
He told the American people how the attack caused widespread damage and death in Hawaii. He went on to explain the other places that Japan attacked that day. He said we were now in a state of war against Japan. He indicated that we would defend ourselves and make sure something like this never happens again.
President Roosevelt wanted Americans to remember this day and the reasons for the resulting war that followed.