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 FDR's D-Day Landing Prayer Act Read on the U.S. Senate Floor in Observance of This Week's Anniversar

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PostSubject: FDR's D-Day Landing Prayer Act Read on the U.S. Senate Floor in Observance of This Week's Anniversar   Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:27 pm

FDR's D-Day Landing Prayer Act Read on the U.S. Senate Floor in Observance
of This Week's Anniversary



Chris Long : Jun 7, 2012 : Ohio Christian

"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 a suffering humanity...." –from Franklin
Delano Roosevelt's landing prayer on D-Day


(Washington, DC)—The D-Day Landing Prayer Act took center stage on the U.S.
Senate floor, Wednesday morning, as Senator Rob Portman and Senator Joseph
Lieberman jointly read the bill (S. 3078) and FDR's entire prayer that
he prayed with the nation the morning of the D-Day landing. Responding to the
wishes of veterans and their families, Senator Portman introduced this
legislation which will add FDR's D-Day Landing Prayer in its entirety to the
WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., and urged his colleagues to pass it quickly.


Senator Portman made the following statement, "On D-Day, courageous Americans
risked and sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedoms and end tyranny
abroad," said Portman. "That morning, President Roosevelt asked our nation to
come together to pray for the men overseas. His words brought strength and
comfort to many during one of the most challenging times for our nation and will
forever be etched in our history.

"This bill ensures that FDR's prayer will become a permanent reminder of the
sacrifice of those who fought in World War II, and of the power of prayer
through difficult times," he added. "I encourage the Senate to take it up and
pass it quickly."

Ohio Christian Alliance President Chris Long stated, "Today this legislation
took another historic step by being read on the U.S. Senate floor. The last time
this prayer was heard in the halls of the U.S. Senate was 68 years ago when
President Roosevelt prayed with the nation the morning of the Normandy invasion.


"This legislation has received broad bipartisan support and is worthy of the
Senate quickly taking up the measure and presenting it to President Obama for
his signature. The vast majority of WWII veterans and their families support
this initiative. Many of these brave men, now in their '80s and '90s, remember
clearly President Roosevelt praying with the nation the morning of the D-Day
landings. It is only fitting that this wonderful historical presidential prayer
be added to the WWII Memorial, honoring those brave men and women who served our
country in WWII.

"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."

We therefore urge members of the U.S. Senate to follow the example of their
Congressional counterparts and support the FDR D-Day Landing Prayer Act and pass
this legislation that will allow its inclusion at the WWII Memorial in
Washington, D.C.

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