The U.S. At War, Hail But Not Farewell

To the beleaguered people of the Philippines fighting for their homes and lives, President Roosevelt sent a message to keep hope burning in their courageous hearts:

"News of your gallant struggle against the Japanese aggressor has elicited the profound admiration of every American. As President of the United States, I know that I speak for all our people on this solemn occasion. . . .

"In this great struggle of the Pacific, the loyal Americans of the Philippine Islands are called upon to play a crucial role. ...

"The people of the United States will never forget what the people of the Philippine...

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