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Friday, April 18, 2003

Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan (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....

...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...

...With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph- so help us God.