WHEREAS, December 7, 1941 is the day proclaimed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as the “Date which will live in infamy;” and
WHEREAS, December 7, 2011 is the 70th Anniversary of the unprovoked, surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, an action which brought the United States of America into World War II; and
WHEREAS, numerous Alabamians and other American Patriots perished or were wounded in that attack, while valiantly defending our naval and other military installations in Hawaii; and
WHEREAS, this anniversary is a reminder of the vigilance and preparedness which this state and this nation must maintain as we dare defend our rights, since freedom is not free:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2011, as
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
in the State of Alabama, and to be observed throughout the state, and more particularly at a solemn ceremony on the decks of Battleship USS ALABAMA (BB-60) on Mobile Bay.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 6th day of December 2011.
Robert Bentley, Governor
Provided by the Office of the Governor of Alabama | governor.alabama.gov