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Congressman wants FDR's D-Day landing prayer included at WWII Memorial in D.C.
If there are no atheists in foxholes, it's likely there were few among the tens of thousands of Allied troops preparing to exit the landing crafts in the face of heavy German gunfire on the beaches of Normandy June 6, 1944 â€“ D-Day.
That evening, as anxious families huddled around radios listening to news of the invasion of Western Europe, they were interrupted by President Frankin D. Roosevelt who led the country in prayer for "our sons, pride of our nation." Surprisingly, FDR's prayer, handwritten by the president and originally entitled "Let Our Hearts Be Stout," is not included among the displays at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
To remedy that oversight, Ohio Rep. Bill Johnson, a Republican, introduced legislation this past week urging Congress to support the World War II Memorial Prayer Project â€“ sponsored by the Ohio Christian Alliance â€“ and pass the legislation...