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Sunday, September 21, 2008

(moment of silence)

Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion and our civilization, and to set free suffering humanity....

Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith...Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong...Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; we know by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph...

With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unit that will spell a sure peace-a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.

-D-Day, June 6, 1944
Franklin D. Roosevelt


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