Moments before President Trump signed a formal proclamation on the 76th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, one veteran at a White House ceremony burst into song.
“Remember Pearl Harbor. Have you heard that before?” Trump asked turning to a group of veterans who were attending the ceremony.
That’s when the veteran standing closest to him burst into song, singing the lyrics to Sammy Kaye’s song, “Remember Pearl Harbor.”
“Let’s remember Pearl Harbor as we go to meet the foe. Let’s remember Pearl Harbor, as we did the Alamo,” he sang. “We will always remember how they died for liberty. Let’s remember Pearl Harbor, and go on to victory.”
Trump walked over and patted the veteran on the back.
“What can I say? He’s a very shy person,” joked Trump.
Pearl Harbor is a U.S. Navy base in Hawaii that was attacked by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States’ entrance into WWII.