White House Remembers ‘The Brave Warriors Who Stood Tall And Fought For America’ At Pearl Harbor

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The White House took time Thursday to honor the survivors and the fallen at Pearl Harbor.

President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania, and Vice President Mike Pence all commemorated on Twitter the Japanese attack on the 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a horrific attack which claimed the lives of 2,400 Americans and injured another 1,000 people. Around 20 warships, including eight battleships, and 300 aircraft were lost in the conflict.

The president was referencing President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous speech, in which he declared December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy.”

The first lady, after a typo misidentifying the date, put out a tweet remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the U.S. into the Second World War.

The White House account and Pence also honored those who gave their lives in defense of freedom.

Trump visited Pearl Harbor prior to the start of his five-nation tour of Asia. At the USS Arizona memorial, the Trumps tossed flower petals into the water above the sunken hull.

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