President Trump Signs Proclamation – National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Video)…

Earlier this afternoon President Trump signed a proclamation recognizing National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.  Together with living survivors of Pearl Harbor, President Trump honored their legacy. Don’t miss the song at 06:10:

[Transcript] 2:15 P.M. EST – THE PRESIDENT: These are great men. Thank you for being with us. On this day, 76 years ago, more than 2,000 Americans were killed in a surprise attack on our homeland; hundreds more were injured. Battleships, cruisers, destroyers, and aircraft carriers in our Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor suffered crippling losses. Everybody knows about it. America was at war. These folks know about it more than anybody.

As we remember that fateful day, it’s an incredible honor to be joined here with surviving veterans of the attack on Pearl Harbor. And you’ll be here for the next seven years with me, okay? All right — seven years. After that, who knows? (Laughter.)

They’re heroes, and they’re living witnesses to American history. All American hearts are filled with gratitude for their service, their sacrifice, and their presence here today.

These veterans of World War II — very special men — are among the very first Americans to fight back in the Second World War. That’s really true when you think — you were the first ones to fight back. That’s something to be said. And we did okay. Once we got our act together, we did okay because we know how to win.

Outnumbered and outgunned, they did not hesitate. These six great American patriots answered the call of history: Mickey Ganitch, Jack Holder, Lawrence Parry, Robert Fernandez, George Blake, and Alexander Horanzy.

On that bright Sunday morning, Mickey Ganitch and his shipmates were getting ready to play a game of football against the crew of the USS Arizona for the fleet championship. Where’s Mickey? You never got that game, huh? You never got that —

MR. GANITCH: We had a war to fight.

THE PRESIDENT: You better believe it. (Laughter.) I know you won the war. I don’t know about football. You won the war.

MR. GANITCH: I’m ready to go, in case we play that game.

THE PRESIDENT: Look at you. You look beautiful. (Laughter.) Boy, oh boy. That’s pretty — can you do that one more time for me? I can’t believe it. Boy, that’s — I’m not playing him in football. (Laughter.)

When bombs began to fall, Mickey reported to his battle station in the crows nest of the USS Pennsylvania wearing his football uniform and his football helmet, which he threw off because he figured he didn’t need it.

That’s pretty, pretty great, huh? And you did a hell of a job. You saw something that few people have ever witnessed before, right?

MR. GANITCH: Right.

THE PRESIDENT: Amazing. Thanks, Mickey.

Jack Holder. Jack? Jack — hi, Jack. Jack Holder survived the enemys attack on Ford Island and went on to fly dozens of missions in the Battles of Midway and all along the Solomon Islands. Thank you, Jack, for being here. Appreciate it.

MR. HOLDER: Thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: Very brave guy.

Lawrence Parry carried ammunition to the gunners. In thinking about the lessons of Pearl Harbor, Larry said he hopes we can build up the military again.

We are building up the military beyond what you ever thought. It got depleted. You know what happened over the last quite long period of time, but not with us.

Our budget is now going to be higher than ever before. We’re building it up again. And we’ll do it in your honor. Okay? We’re building it up. The best equipment in the world — we make it. And we’re supplying it in very big numbers. Thanks. Thanks. And we’re doing a job.

Robert Fernandez. Robert?

MR. FERNANDEZ: Yes.

THE PRESIDENT: Nice seeing you, Robert — served on the USS Curtiss that delivered return fire against the enemy. And he really gave it to them pretty good. They were very successful at the return fire. Good job. You look like you’re about 50 years old. Huh? You must have been very young. (Laughter.) You look great. What is the age?

MR. FERNANDEZ: Ninety-three now.

THE PRESIDENT: Ninety-three? Well, you look great.

George Blake stood watch on the Hawaiian shores, ready to repulse a feared invasion. George, George — thank you, George. Good. It was pretty wild scene. You’ll never forget that, right?

MR. BLAKE: I’ve never forgotten it.

THE PRESIDENT: Nope, you haven’t. And you fought hard.

Alexander Horanzy enlisted in the Army when he was only 17. Alex served throughout the war, but if you tried to call him a hero, hed tell you he was just a regular grunt in the service. That’s what he told us — a “regular grunt.” I don’t think so. Thank you. Thank you.

MR. HORANZY: (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, I know it is. You’re not a regular anything. You’re a hero. You’re a hero. All of you are heroes.

In the weeks and months that took place after the surprise attack — and that was a vicious surprise attack — millions of American patriots, like these men, answered the same call and went to war. They fought, they bled, they sacrificed, and they triumphed. Many died to defend America against our enemies and to defeat the enemies of all humanity.

The legacy of that legendary American generation is carved deep into the stone monuments of history. Across the battlefields, oceans, and harrowing skies of Europe and the Pacific throughout the war, one great battle cry could be heard by American friends and foes alike: Remember Pearl Harbor. Have you heard that before, a couple of times? “Remember Pearl Harbor.”

MR. GANITCH: (Singing.)

“Remember Pearl Harbor, as you go to meet the foe. ”

“Just remember Pearl Harbor, as we did the Alamo. ”

“We shall always remember how they died for liberty. ”

“Just remember Pearl Harbor, and go on to victory.”

(Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: What can I say? Wow, that was good. He’s a very shy person, too. (Laughter.) And a great football player.

Today, our entire nation pauses to remember Pearl Harbor and the brave warriors who, on that day, stood tall and fought for America.

As I sign the proclamation making this National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, I ask that God continue to bless and watch over each of you as very, very special people to our country. And God is watching over you, and we appreciate it. Thank you.

Our surviving World War II veterans are a precious national treasure. So I’m going to sign this proclamation, and we’re going to — I see there’s one pen, but we’re going to get plenty of other pens and other things for you guys so you remember this day.

And again, we’ll do it for another seven years, okay? Seven years. And you all have to promise you’re going to be around, right? (Laughter.) We’re going to be around. We’re going to be around and we’re going to be together, okay?

Thank you. Thank you very much. Let’s sign the proclamation. Thank you.

[The proclamation is signed.]

END 2:24 P.M. EST

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24 Responses to President Trump Signs Proclamation – National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Video)…

  1. wheatietoo says:

    It’s kind of amazing that this hasn’t been done before.

    At least now, with this Presidential Proclamation, this day will be remembered as it should be.

    Liked by 7 people

    • eagledriver50 says:

      TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL ON THIS WEBSITE…PLEASE RENDER THE PROPER SALUTE TO THESE BRAVE MEN…

      HAND SALUTE TO ALL AND THANK YOU FROM OUR COUNTRIES HEARTS AND MAY BE WITH YOU AND THIS GREAT COUNTRY!!!

      Liked by 9 people

  2. diogenes says:

    Oh mister Trump, you really know how to put on a classy event. Beautiful.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Paul says:

    The song brought tears to my eyes

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Pam says:

    Those men are beyond adorable and true American heroes. Thank you President Trump for making our veterans a priority.

    Liked by 6 people

    • farmhand1927 says:

      Veterans and active duty have never had such support as they get now from our President. He is in awe of these men and women, the respect is very apparent.

      I love the Medal of Honor ceremonies he’s done so far for Viet Nam vets, and today’s event was so touching. Makes us a little more proud to be an American tonite.

      He campaigned on supporting and rebuilding our military. Another promise made. Another promise kept. God bless President Trump.

      Liked by 3 people

  5. I can’t believe this was not an officially memorialized event. Even in the little things President Trump is making America great again!!

    Liked by 8 people

  6. SonFlower says:

    How precious is this video!! These guys really loved President Trump and felt so very comfortable with him. And, President Trump always seems to say the right thing in these unscripted situations, Did you notice that? That’s because he speaks from his heart. God bless these brave men, and God bless you and keep you, President Trump. We love you!

    Liked by 7 people

  7. Texian says:

    Witnessing History folks.. They are all almost gone.. We are in the final chapter.. When the last survivor passes, it will all just be in books.. No more witnesses, no more tales.. All the untold stories of that day will be lost forever..

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Pam says:

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    • Beverly says:

      “They started the war — and we finished it.” Said THE MAN.

      God bless them all. They will live forever in the Halls of Honor of our blessed nation.

      Like

  9. covfefe999 says:

    Trump said said “the next 7 years with me” 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 He’s going to run again. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  10. shiningfields says:

    I love it when 45 does these kind of gatherings with WWII servicemen and women! It is so sweet and touching to watch him genuinely interact and honor them.
    I especially love the photo of Sarah Sanders and these handsome men!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. MaineCoon says:

    The Greatest Generation. Thank you President Trump for remembering them on this day and future days.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. Pam says:

    Liked by 2 people

  13. woohoowee says:

    What a blessing to be the sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, of the Greatest Generation. Thanks Dad, till we meet again 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. boogywstew says:

    Luckily for the United States, there were no aircraft carriers at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Beverly says:

    “The most powerful fleet in the Japanese Navy is on the attack — their massive guns primed to crush the Allied advance!
    “The only force standing in the way of a devastating enemy victory is a handful of tiny American ships and their planes … It’s a courageous group of American ‘tin cans’: facing off against a giant Japanese armada led by the legendary ‘Yamato,’ the largest battleship in history….”

    Watch “the most lopsided, and heroic, naval battle in the history of naval warfare,” and be moved to tears at the unbelievable gallantry and dauntless courage of our young men!

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  16. Mal says:

    What a shame that Roosevelt and his cronies let them be attacked in the first place.
    Never forget that Pearl Harbour was totally preventable, the government let it happen, they knew the attack was coming, they provoked the Japanese into attacking. Yes these men are great men but their government didn’t think so, they had more important things on their minds, like money.
    It’s sickening how many people have no idea about the real story of Pearl harbour, it’s a reflection of how easily we are duped by the purveyors of false information, the government and their complicit media.

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