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Melania honors Pearl Harbor day with tribute to November 7

On Thursday, first lady Melania Trump tried to pay tribute to the ‘Pearl Harbor Heroes,’ though she missed the mark by a month. 

In a tweet from the @FLOTUS account, the first lady reminded the world that the Pearl Harbor attacks happened on 11/7/1941.’ 

She was off though by a month, as the Japanese attacks on Hawaii occurred on December 7, 1941, which cemented American involvement in World War II. 


On Thursday, first lady Melania Trump’s Twitter account tried paying homage to those who died during the Pearl Harbor attack – but got the date wrong 

On second attempt, the first lady's Twitter account offered the correct date - December 7, 1941

On second attempt, the first lady’s Twitter account offered the correct date – December 7, 1941

‘Thank you to all military for your courage and sacrifice!’ the first lady wrote on both tweets. 

The photo of President Trump and a servicemember saluting, with the first lady flanking her husband’s side, comes from the president’s stopover in Hawaii en route to Asia on November 3.

Trump and the first lady visited the USS Arizona Memorial at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. 

The first couple took a short boat ride to the memorial and then presented their gift of a wreath of white flowers, according to the Associated Press’ account. 

The president and first lady watched as two sailors placed the wreath near the wall of names of those who perished in the surprise attack by the Japanese. 

President and Melania Trump then tossed white flower petals into the water display, which is situated above the ship’s sunken hall. 

The president did not make remarks during those solemn moments. 

The president did send out two tweets marking the occasion Thursday morning. 

‘National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – “A day that will live in infamy!” December 7, 1941,’ the president wrote.  

The president signed a proclamation in the Roosevelt Room for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

He also tweeted out a video of himself talking about the Pearl Harbor attacks, spliced with footage from the Hawaii trip and World War II-era newsreels. 

‘We understood then as we still do today there is no substitute for American strength,’ Trump says in the spot. ‘America does not seek conflict, but we do not run from it.’ 

‘Not then, not now, not ever,’ the president said.