The 78th Anniversary of D-Day and FDR’s Prayer

Important Takeaways:

  • Today, June 6, marks the 78-year anniversary of D-Day, the day of the greatest military invasion in modern history.
  • At the White House, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made a statement to the American people, which he read as a prayer:
    • They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest – until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war.
    • Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.
    • And for us at home – fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas – whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them – help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.
    • I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.

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