President Franklin D. Roosevelt - National World War II Memorial - Washington, DC, USA
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Although numerous quotes by different authors are etched in stone at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., USA, this waymark highlights a famous quote made by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Waymark Code: WM901Z
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 06/07/2010
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The quote reads: "Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. 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. President Franklin D. Roosevelt."

Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, is located west of the city of Honolulu. Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy on the morning of December 7, 1941. This unannounced military strike resulted in the entry of the United States into World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the President of the United States at the time of the attack and he led the U.S. through most of World War II, but died in office shortly before the war ended.

The National World War II Memorial is located on The Mall in downtown Washington D.C. between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. It is the first national memorial dedicated to all those who served in World War II; it honors all military veterans of the war, citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to arms.
Independence Avenue Southwest Washington, DC 20006 USA

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