Seventy-five years ago today, Japan launched a pre-emptive attack against our country.

President Roosevelt responded with resolve:

“Yesterday, December 7th, 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.”

He was clear to the American people that our exceptionalism would see us through:

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

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3afDt71vLS4] Bob Feller died yesterday at the age of nine-two. He grew up down the road in Van Meter Iowa. This Iowa kid became know as “Rapid Robert” for his extraordinary prowess throwing a baseball. As he began carving out an extraordinary baseball career, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Mr. Feller quickly enlisted…

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