December 8, 1941: U.S. Marine guards are stationed in front of the U.S. Capitol as President Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses a joint session of Congress one day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Within an hour of the presidentís address, Congress passed a formal declaration of war against Japan, and the United States officially entered World War II.
Correction: 3:29 p.m., Dec. 11
An earlier version of this cutline misidentified the guard stationed outside the Capitol. The guard is a U.S. Marine.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.