Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2023

By | December 7, 2023

[December 7, 2023]  The day after the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed Congress with a stirring speech asking for a declaration of war.  The clarity of his words remains 82 years later today:

Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us.

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.

I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.

Hostilities exist.  There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

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

Historian Victor Davis Hanson has a great comparison of America in December 1941 and the time he wrote his article in 2006.  Hanson’s words resonated today.


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16 thoughts on “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2023

  1. Eddie Gilliam

    Excellent job my friend. Thanks you for your service to all who had served in the military. As the president said then an attack on pearl harbor is an attack on all Americans. Is this still true today. I will let you search your heart for the answer.
    Growing up in a family; if you attack one you attack us.
    David faced the gaint Gailth say how dare you Philistine defy my God. You attack the wrong family. I come in the name of God. With the sling shot and a smooth rock kill the gaint.

  2. Xerces II

    American flags at half-staff today. As it should be and to honor those who served and the heroes who helped destroy an easily identifiable evil. Today that evil has again reared its ugly head and yet our politicains refuse to identify it or to say it is evil. That is the Islamic religion. 🙏

  3. Fred Weber


    1. ZB Two Two

      … and pray for those we lost in the service of our country. 🇺🇸

  4. Raw Hide

    Thank you Gen. Satterfield for remembering Pearl Harbor. We should all do the same and also never forget the lessons learned from it.

  5. Gibbbie

    Rarely has so much been credited to so few. WW2 was a time that forced people to be strong. The weak were cowards and there is not much going to change that. The problem we have today is that nearly every young person out there, with the exception of a very few (and are likely in the US Army or USMC), are Cowards. That is just a fact. Ask them if they are willing to put their lives on the line to protect America and they will cry saying they need their coloring books to reduce the stress induced by the very question. Today we are weak and the greatest example of weakness is criminal Joe Biden.

    1. JT Patterson

      Great comment, Gibbie. Thanks. Weakness is easy and our culture encourages weakness and the 7 deadly sins.

  6. Lady Hawk

    Pearl Harbor Day. All the very best wishes for our Veterans and esp. for those who served during WWII. The Greatest Generation.

    1. Sally Anne

      Yeah, got to agree. Remove the vote for all females. America will turn around in a few months.

      1. Valkerie

        Radical recommendation…. I don’t think most folks would go along with this but that doesn’t mean that it is n ot true. Thankyou, General Satterfield.

      2. Melissa Jackson

        NICE! Won’t happen even if it is THE solution to our problems. Too much compassion. Too little hard decision making. Good times brings weak leaders and that is exactly what happens when you put unqualified women in charge of anything more important than the kitchen. 👀👀👀👀👀 And, I’m a real woman.

    1. Audrey

      Sad to know this but it is true that young Americans are MORE concerned about their changing pronouns that freedom or America.


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