@ClintHill_SS /14 This Day, 2001: After one of the most controversial and drawn out elections in American history, George W. Bush was sworn in. His agenda would soon be upended by the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor (and bloodier)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Pearl Harbor: "Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy..." President Donald J. Trump on Pearl Harbor: "George, thank you, George. Pretty wild scene, you'll never forget that, right?"
On the day he turned 18, just 6 months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, George H. W. Bush volunteered for combat duty in World War II—the beginning of an incredible lifetime of public service. More in 1600 Daily:
For George H.W. Bush, Pearl Harbor changed everything. World War II made him a hero.
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