Monday, May 28, 2012

Obama Administration Opposes D-Day Prayer

As we remember and thank our military servicemen and women and their families and friends who sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for America’s freedom, I thought the following reflection would be appropriate for Memorial Day.

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 (see the links below).   

And, if you have the time on this Memorial Day I also urge you to read or listen to the speech delivered by President Ronald Reagan at the 40th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion delivered on the beach in Normandy, France to veterans who had fought there (links below).

Bob Marshall
Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate