A Date That Will Live in Infamy…

First off, happy birthday to my Mom and to Chris Bowles.

Speaking of birthdays, on of my twitter friends, Angelo DiPaolo, was born on December 7th. We were commiserating on the famous birthdays and I was reminded of Roosevelt’s famous “Infamy” speech. Back on December 8th, 1947, the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt gave a six and a half minute speech that would be remembered for a most famous phrase, describing the previous day as a “date that will live in infamy.”

I think of that speech every September 11th. If you are interested in a bit of history, here’s a link to the wiki page dedicated to the speech, and here’s a link to a terrific article about the speech that includes photos of Roosevelt’s draft of the speech. Fascinating stuff.

Happy Birthday, Mom! (You too, Chris)…

– Dave

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