Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) introduced HR 2070 directing the Secretary of the Interior to install at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. a plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the nation on June 6, 1944, D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, for protection for our troops.
An Obama Administration representative for the U. S. Department of the Interior expressed opposition to the proposal at a November, 2011 House hearing. However, this bill passed the House of Representatives January 24, 2012 on a vote of 386-26, and is awaiting consideration in the Senate.
President Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer was delivered to the nation by radio and is rich with references to our Creator and our relation to the Almighty, including His providential actions in history in ending great injustices…
The Knights of Columbus released a Memorial Day tribute which includes a portion of this prayer:
I married an Air Force brat; he was born on an Air Force base in England. His dad flew jets in Vietnam. He made it back…thank goodness.