Pearl Harbor Day Quotes Reflect The History

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As the nation celebrates Pearl Harbor Day 2009, there are many quotes about the historical day back in 1941 when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. Quotes from the past and present relate to what was an unannounced military strike conducted by the Japanese navy against the United States' naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.

Quotes are often used in emails, cards and on social networks such as Twitter, but these quotes may be best used as a moment to reflect on Pearl Harbor Day.

Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism. -Michael Bay

Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future. -Joe Baca

Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no! -John Belushi

Our military thought that they couldn't get to Pearl Harbor, that it was too long a journey from Japan to get there, and they proved us wrong. -Jerry Bruckheimer

The parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are striking. In each instance there were warning signs before the attack, and in each instance our government failed to connect the dots. -Diane Watson

Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world's only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble. -Steve Forbes

As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America. -Joe Baca

See video footage of Pearl Harbor Day 1941 here.

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