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.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.