On June 6th, 1944, 156,000 American, British and Canadian troops invaded German-occupied France at Normandy. It would turn the tide of the war, and marked the beginning of the end of Nazi tyranny in Europe.
Back in the United States, on the day of the harrowing invasion, President Franklin Roosevelt brought the nation together for prayer via the radio.
Invoking the name of “Almighty God”, Roosevelt prayed for the troops, for his country and for victory. He prayed for the the men injured or lost in the war, for their families and for their courage to stand.
President Roosevelt's prayer articulated the great crusade that was underway to liberate millions suffering under tyranny. He honored the war effort and paid respect to the fallen and those veterans who fought courageously in the conflict. It is only fitting that succeeding generations learn of this prayer that was offered at that most poignant moment in our nation's history.
Congressman Bill Johnson of Ohio's 6th District will reintroduce The D-Day Landing Prayer Act this Memorial Day weekend 2013 which would "install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the Nation on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day."
If you feel as we do that prayer is inseparable from our American history, and would like to see the inclusion of the D-Day Prayer at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., please sign the petition below. Call your congressmen today and urge them to support The D-Day Landing Prayer Act.
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