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On Thursday, President Donald Trump invited Pearl Harbor veterans to the White House. There, he signed a presidential proclamation for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on the anniversary of the Japanese aerial attacks in Hawaii. More than 2,300 servicemen died, and the United States declared war on Japan the next day.

Trump went veteran by veteran down the line describing their roles while serving during the attacks on Pearl Harbor, and he honored them.

He even told one veteran that he looked “about 50,” and then he corrected the president by saying he was actually 93 years old.

But there was one moment that stood out.

Trump turned around, looked at the group of heroes, and said:

"The legacy of that legendary American generation is carved deep into the stone monuments of history, across the battlefields, oceans, and harrowing skies of Europe and the Pacific throughout the war, one great battle cry could be heard by friends and foes alike, 'Remember Pearl Harbor.'

Have you heard that before a couple of times? 'Remember Pearl Harbor.'"

Mickey Ganitch, who was a chief quartermaster aboard the USS Pennsylvania and standing closest to Trump, then burst out into a song that surprised everyone in the room.

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He sang the following battle cry:

Let's remember Pearl Harbor

As we go to meet the foe

Let's remember Pearl Harbor

As we did the Alamo

We shall always remember

How they died for liberty

Let's remember Pearl Harbor

And go on to victory.

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Trump absolutely loved it. He walked up and gave him a pat on the back.

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Trump responded:

"What can I say? Boy, that was good. He is a very shy person, too. And a great football player.

Today, our entire nation pauses to remember Pearl Harbor and the brave warriors who on that day stood tall and fought for America.

As I sign the proclamation making this National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, I ask that God continue to bless and watch over each of you as very, very special people to our country. And God is watching over you. And we appreciate it.

Thank you."

Then Trump signed the proclamation as the Pearl Harbor veterans stood around him.

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AFP Photo/Saul Loeb
AFP Photo/Saul Loeb

And then Lawrence Parry spoke with President Trump in a touching moment.

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AFP Photo/Saul Loeb

He showed him his Presidential Challenge Coin.

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AFP Photo/Saul Loeb

Love our veterans.

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