Obama Administration Opposes Adding FDR Prayer to War Memorial

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
The Obama administration is opposing legislation that would add President Franklin Roosevelt

President Barack Obama makes a statement to reporters about the suspicious packages found on U.S. bound planes, Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is opposing
legislation that would add President Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day
prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.

At a House hearing Thursday, Robert Abbey, director of the
Bureau of Land Management, said a plaque or inscription of the
prayer that Roosevelt read on a radio broadcast to the nation on
June 6, 1944, would "dilute" the memorial's central message.

As U.S and allied troops launched the invasion that led to the
defeat of Nazi Germany, FDR asked the nation to join him in prayer.
He then asked God to give the allied troops courage and faith,
saying, "With thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces
of our enemy."

A World War II veteran, 87-year-old George "Poppy" Fowler,
told a House committee that the prayer should be added to the
memorial. He said, "This prayer came at a perilous time, yet it
was answered in victory at a dear cost of lives."

The legislation calls for the plaque or inscription to be paid
for with private donations.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
AP-NY-11-03-11 2216EDT

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  • by MJC Location: AL on Nov 5, 2011 at 08:01 AM
    Yet Obama wants to waste all of this money on his useless ideas that won't work. He also claims to know what God thinks. Flip Flop. My dad fought in WW11. He needs to back off this one and leave it alone. He has never fought in any war, given any service to the US, or given credit to the soldiers who have taken down the war criminals (Bin Laden, etc), but has taken credit instead. Give these men credit and honor God for a change.
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