President Donald Trump recognized Pearl Harbor Day on Thursday, delivering a speech remembering the fateful attack and the war that followed.
During his speech, one of the World War II veterans, Michael “Mickey” Ganitch, interrupted and started singing the song “Remember Pearl Harbor”:
Trump was delighted by the song.
“In the weeks and months that took place after the surprise attack – and that was a vicious surprise attack – millions answered like these guys and fought the war,” Trump said. “They triumphed, though many died to defend America against our enemies and to defeat the enemies of all humanity.”
The following veterans attended Trump’s ceremony, where the president signed a proclamation for Pearl Harbor Day:
Michael Ganitch, chief quartermaster, United States Navy, USS Pennsylvania
Jack Holder, Flight Engineer, United States Navy, PBY Ford Island
Alexander Horanzy, Private, United States Army, Schofield Barracks
Lawrence Parry, Private, United States Army, Fort Armstrong
Robert Fernandez, Seaman First Class, United States Navy, USS Curtiss
George Blake, Staff Sergeant, Coastal Artillery Battery.