Shortly after the attack on December 7, 1941 and America's entry in to the war, one of the first and the most classic World War Two patriotic songs was written by Don Reid and music by Reid and Sammy Kaye.

The song, "Remember Pearl Harbor"; described as a "March with spirit", was based on the popular saying of the day and became an instant hit with the public. It was played by every radio station and enthusiasticaly sung at every social, family and religious gatherings across the country.

"Remember Pearl Harbor", the song and the saying, went in to history as the quintessential slogan and battle cry of World War II.

The Song

History - in every century,
records an act that lives forevermore.
We'll recall - as in to line we fall,
the thing that happened on Hawaii's shore.

Let's REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR -
As we go to meet the foe -
Let's REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
As we did the Alamo.

We will always remember -
how they died for liberty,
Let's REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
and go on to victory.

Another tremendously popular song at the times was; "Praise The Lord and Pass the Ammunition".

Remember Pearl Harbor - Copyright 1941 by Republic Music Corp., 607 5th Avenue, New York, NY