Obama Adminstration Opposes Prayer Plaque at WWII Memorial – It Would “Dilute Message”


(Visiting DC)

The Obama Administration announced its objection to including President Roosevelt’s prayer on the World War II Memorial in Washington DC. The Obama White House said the prayer would dilute the message of the memorial.
Todd Starnes reported:

Republican lawmakers and conservative activists are expressing outrage after the Obama administration announced its objection to adding President Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The objection was noted during a congressional hearing on Rep. Bill Johnson’s (R-OH) bill – the “World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011.”

“It is unconscionable that the Obama administration would stand in the way of honoring our nation’s distinguished World War II veterans,” Johnson said. “President Roosevelt’s prayer gave solace, comfort and strength to our nation and our brave warriors as we fought against tyranny and oppression.”

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

But Robert Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, said any plaque or inscription of the prayer would “dilute” the memorial’s central message and therefore “should not be altered.”

“It is not a judgment as to the merit of this new commemoration, simply that altering the Memorial in this way, as proposed in HR 2070, will necessarily dilute this elegant memorial’s central message and its ability to clearly convey that message to move, educate, and inspire its many visitors,” Abbey said in written testimony.

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  • Stephana

    But he says GOD wants to pass his bogus jobs bill!

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Distraction, just trying to pick a fight. The a-holes will be leaving DC soon enough then it won’t matter what the Obama Administration thinks.

  • Sky

    Updated list: Reasons why you should not vote for Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Rick Perry. (No I am not a Paulite. I didn’t feel the need to make a list for him.)

    Herman Cain:
    Supported the TARP bailout
    Opposes an audit of the Federal Reserve
    Unclear on the issue of abortion – Says he’s pro-life but has said it was “not the government’s role” to decided whether a woman should have an abortion
    Wants to raise taxes on the poor and middle class with his 999 plan
    Clueless on foreign policy
    Endorsed liberal democrat Mitt Romney in 2008

    Newt Gingrich:
    Supports individual healthcare mandates
    Supports No Child Left Behind
    Supported the TARP bailout
    Supports Global warming
    Slammed Paul Ryan’s plan calling it “right-wing social engineering”
    Morally weak – Divorced twice, commited adultery

    Mitt Romney
    Significantly raised taxes as governor
    Implemented gay marriage in MA
    Incredibly soft on illegal immigration
    Supports individual healthcare mandates: Romneycare
    Supports big government – Government spending in MA increased significantly under Mitt
    Supports global warming
    Supports “cap and trade” on a global basis
    Supported Wall Street bailouts
    Appointed many liberal democrats as judges
    Supports gun control laws

    Rick Perry
    Repeatedly raised taxes and fees in TX
    Supports big government – Increased government spending from 49 billion to 90 billion as governor
    More than doubled TX govt debt
    Soft on illegal immigration – won’t build border fence
    Gave in state tuition to illegal immigrants
    Implemented Islamic propaganda in public schools
    Supported Hillary Clinton’s “reform” of health care system

    Conservatives, don’t settle for flip floppers, Rinos, and slick politicians. Vote for a REAL conservative. Vote Bachmann/Santorum/Marco Rubio!

  • bg

    ++

    someone needs to take a “fly-over” pic, seriously..

    ==

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Bachmann shot herself in the foot when she played that “I met a woman who said” democrat trick………………next

  • forest

    It’s despicable for an atheist to pretend to be religious for political reasons.

  • Fry

    Without FDR’s words, what’s the difference between this memorial and the central fountain in a shopping mall (besides the location)? The words would only add to the “message” of the memorial–only one who doesn’t like the notion of calling Nazis “unholy” could disagree.

    As for the off-topic commenter above, you’re not a Paul-bot because you would have us vote for someone that won’t even be on the primary ballots?

  • Patty

    What message, God and Country. Seriously, what mess will the prayer plague say, that this nation is under God. Created by God, IN GOD WE TRUST.

    Prayers said in Congress before they convene. Oh, offend Muslims, there may have been a few who fought in WWII.

    My father isn’t Muslim but he wants the prayer Plague and so do others. Is it because the vets are dying and can’t defend themselves. Who are you, Obama. What have you done, Obama.

    You never fought in a war, I see the liberals concern that God is not PC but you ask the Veterans and those who are fighting for YOU, too. Their hearts and body suffered and fought and now, you are taking from them the spirit.

  • FedUp

    Ah well, wait until 2013 and try again! Time for the Bureau of Land Management to go away – along with the NEA, NLRB, TSA and unions for all public sector employees!

    PS – Sky, if you’re waiting for the perfect candidate, we had one, but He was crucified. If all that is left are the three you mentioned, neither Bachmann nor Santorum can handle the office and RUBIO ISN’T RUNNING!

  • bg

    ++

    Sky #3 November 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    that type advertizement posting is not going to win friends or
    influence people, and i like the people you are promoting, but
    that however, does not change the fact that the hit piece you
    keep posting reflects rather badly on them..

    ==

  • But he supports the Victory Mosque at Ground Zero.

  • MrGoodWench

    inscription of the prayer would “dilute” the memorial’s central message
    +++++++
    and the central message of the memorial is WHAT exactly ?

  • Epsilon

    #7…go take a look at the monument before you make stupid comparisons to a shopping mall fountain.

    It’s been there since 2004, and apparently it’s been just fine without this assitional plaque.

  • Epsilon

    #12…..the message is right here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WW2memorial.jpg

  • havok

    ……if Obama isn’t Muslim..he must be a vampire.. seems like, anything Holy such as crosses and Christian holidays appear to cause him Physical Pain.

  • Epsilon

    #12…the message is right here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WW2memorial.jpg

  • redpillpatriot

    Why would anyone be surprised. Obama despises the military, just like the Clintons. In fact all liberals, and leftists despise the military. They don’t understand how anyone could love their country enough to give their life for it, they don’t understand integrity, courage, and honor. They have done everything in their power to destroy, neuter, and wussify the military.

    They also hate religion for the same reasons. They want nothing or no one to tell them they can’t do anything they want. Their motto “If it feels good do it” and damn the consequences.

    In case you have been asleep, there is a civil war brewing!

  • Jenny

    He is a disgrace and is stealing our air. He hates God unless he’s hitting him up for political commentary.

  • milo

    uh, isn’t this memorial already built? do we go adding more jesus references to things after their are built? like perhaps let’s turn the washington monument into a cross?

  • Patty

    Deficit, jobless rates, defense, foreclosures and now this is on Obama radar.

    Americans are fighting for Police Crosses to honor the dead, Flags flying in honor of our patriotism, Nativity scenes in to show our love for Jesus’ s birth. Pledge of Allegiance in schools, Prayers in Honor of the Veterans being said by women volunteering their time and talents
    and ALL THIS IS UNDER FIRE.

    FIRES BURNING BY OCCUPIERS, NAZI SIGNS, RAPES AND MURDERS.

    Crickets.

    A plague a small thing, a distraction for Obama. We are going to wake up and one day our children will ask. What is a Cross, What does our flag look like, What pledge, Christmas and Nativity scene what is that?

    I hope not but can you ever imagine that for a few who have different opinions and are so bold could influence a President, my God who is this evil man.

  • MrGoodWench

    Hussein is p!$$ed because he has not been endowed by our Creator .
    That is why the Constitutional Law professor always makes sure to omit our Creator from everything .
    Now Allah and MooHAMmad…thats a different story for Hussein, they represent the most beautiful sound in the world of his muslim…I mean uh aaaahh..errr…Christian faith

  • Sky

    @ Carbon Pootprint
    And that is far worse than all the other Rino candidates flip flopping and lying about their record?

    @ Fry
    All I’m saying is that Bachmann and Santorum seem to be the only real conservatives and that conservatives should be supporting them rather than supporting Rinos

    @ FedUp
    I believe that they can handle the office with their conservative core values. I know that Rubio isn’t running, i meant him for VP.

    @ bg
    I mainly just wanted to expose their records. thanks for the advice.

  • MrGoodWench

    Epsilon commented:
    #12…the message is right here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WW2memorial.jpg
    +++++
    Thanks for the link.
    I read it over and over again.
    I still don’t get it, HOW will adding the prayer ” dilute” the message ?
    Infact adding the prayer will accentuate the message of the 18th, 19th and 20th century Presidents inscribed in the plaque.
    Looks like Hussein is uncomfortable with our history and the fact that we used to have Presidents who would actually pray to God for His Blessings, like the rest of our country’s men and women.
    Didn’t MoochL say something about changing our history ?

  • bg

    ++

    it is not conducive to Obama et al NWO plans..

    Breaking The War Mentality & Free of the Constitution

    NWO plans..

    Barack Obama Ignores D-Day Anniversary

    ergo, yes, a Prayer Plaque at WWII Memorial
    would “Dilute Obama et al NWO Message”..

    ==

  • redpillpatriot

    Not to hijack the thread but you will enjoy this…. The Congress and Senate are not barred from Insider Trading.. How do you think they are all so rich!!!

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kylesmith/2011/06/01/insider-trading-rules-that-dont-apply-to-congress/

  • Nah

    It’s because the Muslims fought with Hitler.

  • bg

    ++

    Sky #22 November 4, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    as do i Perry’s..

    which is why i mostly post links, hence, leaving it
    up to those who wish to be informed to click on..

    i also beseech people to do their own research, and not to totally rely
    on anything i or anyone else posts as being written in stone, but can’t
    seem to get a discussion on any serious level re: issues re: Perry even
    started, go figure..

    ==

  • I’m basically a heathen, but this action by the Obama gang offends me as an American. Obama’s aggressive secularism (as opposed to my own passive sort) is a branch of the “progressive”/leftist/socialist/Marxist/Communist movement, and it stinks like a well-used dumpster behind a second-rate restaurant.

    Put the prayer up. It’s a valid part of the history of WWII, and to ignore it is to cheat people of knowledge.

  • MrGoodWench

    Nah commented:
    It’s because the Muslims fought with Hitler.
    ++++
    They did ;-)?
    Buuuttt..buuut..but…Hussein told us that his grand uncle ( not related to his drunkle) liberated Jews from Auschwitz during that same WW2…y’all remember that right ?

  • bg

    ++

    redpillpatriot #25 November 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    thank you..

    posted about that at least a dozen times
    since the 3 ring circus ceiling debt sham..

    crickets..

    ==

  • Stan25

    There has been a war against Christianity for the last 2000+ years. This is just the latest in its manifestation. Tomorrow it will something else.

  • Emilie Green

    Yeah, dilute the liberals’ message that Government is your god. And don’t you forget it, pal

  • bg

    ++

    don’t forget the ground zero & war dead crosses..

    not to mention the fiollowing & a few other things.. *sigh*

    Defending Jesus Statue from Removal

    [In the 1950’s, World War II veterans from the Knights of Columbus put
    up a statue of Jesus at the Whitefish Mountain Resort. Now the atheist
    group wants it removed, saying the display is “a ruse and a sham” and
    calling on the U.S. Forest Service to end a long-standing lease that
    would force the nearly 60-year-old display to go.]

    but hey, keep looking over there (centuries
    old Islamic states) vs our own back yard..

    so, here you go – again

    ==

  • Buffalobob

    This pats week obama said in a speech that God would want his jobs bill passed.

  • Molon Labe

    Perhaps they would have included the Muslim call to prayer. Obama and his gang are beneath contempt and hate all things American.

  • Got Billy Ayers on Speed Dial

    Wonder if Obama would have agreed to a “prayer” by Rev. Wright?

  • vagabond a-z trader III

    Thought this memorial was paid for via private donations. In any event, who the he11 does this militant atheist posing as a Christian think he is?

  • Epsilon

    #17 – “Obama despises the military, just like the Clintons”

    Ummmm…I know Wikipedia is hardly the end-all-be-all of information sources, but you
    may want to look into that statement a bit further.

    HR 3742, the World War II Memorial Act, was introduced by Rep. Marcy Kaptur a …..*GASP* ….Democrat.

    -“the World War II Memorial Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 25 of that year, becoming Public Law 103-32”

    -“On September 30, 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed a 12-member MemorialAdvisory Board (MAB) to advise the ABMC in picking the site, designing the memorial”

    -“In October 1994, Clinton signed Joint Resolution 227 into law, mandating that the monument
    be located in downtown Washington, near other memorials”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_World_War_II_Memorial

    You were squawking…err…saying?

  • MrGoodWench

    Got Billy Ayers on Speed Dial commented:
    Wonder if Obama would have agreed to a “prayer” by Rev. Wright?
    ++++
    This one deserves a plaque on the WW2 memorial :
    ” We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki….and never batted an aaaaayyyyeeee !”
    and ,
    this one deserves to go on the 9/11 memorial :
    ” Americaaaasssss chickensssss….are coming home to roooooost “

  • raybojabo

    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.

    Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

    They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

    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.

    For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

    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.

    Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a countenance 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.

    Give us strength, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.

    And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

    And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment — let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

    With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace — a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.

    Pres. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, June 6, 1944

  • vagabond a-z trader III

    A beautiful timeless prayer.

  • Joanne

    Would a Christian oppose this? Obama is a muslim. Americans elected a muslim to their highest office, and Obama said he was a Christian….hah.

  • Our muslim dictator -n-chief and his regime are trying hard to tear-down the very foundation which our nation was founded on……………..judeo-Christian…………Everything he was done goes against our beliefs and is a smack in the face of christian hestiage……………..he’s trying to re-write his own history of what he thinks that our beliefs should be………….not going to happen we will always be a christian nation…………..

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #40 raybojabo

    THANK YOU!

    Jim, that should, IMHO, be appended to the main post.

    Look at all the theological references that are now, ah, “Verboten!!

    For the same P.C. reasons (“P.C.” meaning: politically correct, or, more accurately, anti-God-of-Israel, pro-every-other-deity-in-existance) schools are forbidden from teaching kids George Washington’s entire Farewell Address — and many, many other now-intentionally-buried (“We will bury you!!!” –Nikita Krushchev, father of the American Public Schools.) writings of this nations first lights.

    Nikita was right. The self-styled “educators” have buried all that is good about America, and all that is bad about Communism. I’d like to see Jay Leno ask folks on the street, “What was the ‘Great Leap Forward’?”
    —-

    Despite the awesome nature of Roosevelt’s prayer, I fully agree with milo #19.

    uh, isn’t this memorial already built? do we go adding more jesus references to things after their are built? like perhaps let’s turn the washington monument into a cross?

    Indeed. Maybe we should add Christ to Mount Rushmore, too! /s

  • progressoverpeace

    “It is not a judgment as to the merit of this new commemoration, simply that altering the Memorial in this way, as proposed in HR 2070, will necessarily dilute this elegant memorial’s central message and its ability to clearly convey that message to move, educate, and inspire its many visitors,” Abbey said in written testimony.

    And, what is this alleged “central message” that will be savagely watered down by FDR’s prayer?

    I don’t even know what to say, anymore.

  • aprilnovember811

    Obama is and always has been a Muslim. He has lied about his personal life. Someone sent me this, and if it’s true that Malcolm X is his father, he is a Muslim, and it would explain his hatred of America and God.

    Bâri′, Barry, Barack
    by Martha Trowbridge
    http://terribletruth.wordpress.com/

  • dick

    Obama must go and the sooner the better.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    We don’t need to add Christ to existing monuments.

    We (Christians) need to replace our individual idols with Christ, once again.

    That is the only salvation for this nation, right there. PERIOD.

    If Jonah and crew had never drawn straws, the crew could rightfully have blamed Jonah for the inevitable destruction of their vessel. That is a microcosm, folks. A perfect microcosm. Our vessel is the United States of America. We Christians are Jonah. God sent the storm BECAUSE OF JONAH, who was fleeing God’s task for him, and going in the direct opposite direction. Same here. Christians: are you following the Great Commission laid out at the beginning of The Acts of the Apostles? Of course not. The storm is coming, as a result. Now go have another gay “marriage” in your church while breaking the bread of Communion, or, the Eucharist, with the fallen abortionists, politicians, corrupt businessmen, and adulterers sitting in the pews next to you. Then go home and watch the ten shows you DVR’ed while sitting at church. American Idol, Survivor (who got the “immunity idol?”), America’s Top Idol, Idol’s R Us…

    That TV is your real altar. Compare time spent in front of that box vs. the Altar of Christ.

  • Mark1957

    My God, the next thing you know, they will want to put a Star of David in the Holocaust Museum.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Truth hurts, I know. Call it Tough Love.

    Our nation has been Judged. The punishment phase is well underway (and has been since January, 2009.)

    America’s Christians said, “Screw God, let’s go to the MALL! starting in the 1980s.”

    Everything went downhill from there. It was inevitable, and foretold in 20 or so Biblical “Microcosms” like the story of Jonah. The 2 books of Chronicles also tell it like it is, many times over: (1.) God’s people within nation follow God, the nation prospers… (2.) God’s people within nation begin worshipping their idols, the nation suffers… (3.) Go back to step (1.)

    Too many chose not to see.

  • bigL

    Better work on the Senate. Somehow if we can work on the Senate to get the 8-9 we needtoblock and prob 20, with getting rid of some GOP hacks, that will over ride a veto.
    Whether The Romster is in the WH or the Obamster, we needto block and over turn the cretp bills thatcome along. Also the Senate is the body that hears impeachment.
    Face it that OBAMA will prob be re-elected. The GOP will not run a campaign agin him and the Press won’t cover anything that the GOP does.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    bigL

    Can the Senate rid America’s educational institutions of near-complete Marxist and Communist control? Or the same regarding her press? Or her publishing houses? Or her mass-media? Or her jurisprudence systems? Or her investigative bodies?

    I cannot imagine a scenario in which they could.

    We’re looking for human Saviors, when the Communist rot is too deep.

    Sorry to be so cynical, or pessimistic — choose one or both — but that’s being realistic.

    Mass graves in America seem to me to be nearly inevitable at this point. All of which will be filled by the same Communists who have ever filled mass graves. Every time, twice as many murdered, in half the time, as their previous effort.

    I’m sure they’ve got something more efficient than gas-chambers and slave-camps now. That’s what “progress” means to “progressives”.

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  • #46………….i found the link some while back…………..they do have alot of same characteristics,ideaology……………….Malcoln x was a phony muslim just like Louis Farrakhan and his phony nation of Islam members………Obama is real deal……………he has Isam running threw his viens ………………pay closer attention to his words and actions…………………

  • Taqiyyotomist

    From 1948 to 1951, Mao’s “educators” and “students” murdered 40 million human beings in what was lauded as “The Great Leap Forward”.

    Ask anybody on the street if they know about this. You won’t find many who do.

    Why?

    Because they went to schools whose curricula were designed by Communists, and the great majority of whose employees were trained in college by Communists. These people, these curricula are going to discuss anything NEGATIVE about Communism? Most people think that Hitler was the World’s Worst Mass Murderer — because the schools can (somehow, with many bizarre twists of logic, and much burying of Hitler’s writing and speeches) call him a RIGHTWINGER!!!

    Communist Mao killed 40 million people.

    Communist Stalin killed 20 million people.

    “RIGHTWINGER” Hitler killed ~10 million people.

    And most people who were educated in America from 1970 onward only know about Hitler.

    Because the Communist schools never told them all about Stalin and Mao.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Oh. What was the Democrat’s latest Slogan Idea?

    “Lean Forward.”

    We’re headed into extremely dark times for America.

    “It Can’t Happen Here” — (c)1935; Sinclair Lewis.

    Read it if you have time:

    http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0301001h.html

    It is as prophetic as Orwell’s 1984.

  • bg

    ++

    Epsilon #38 November 4, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    re: [You were squawking…err…saying?]

    sorry i must have missed it..

    where did the Dem v Rep come into play??

    btw: both Hillary & Barack detest the Military, totally absolutely detest
    the military, Bill, well, he also enacted the DOMA and DADT, go figure..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    Taq #56 November 4, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    thanks..

    nope, this can’t happen here, no no no..

    oh wait, that was before Obama..

    now chances are something even worse will.. *sigh*

    ==

  • Bonanza driver

    Barack Hussein Obama, “America is no longer a christian nation.”

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  • President Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer

    June 6, 1944

    Following the successful D-Day landings on the coast of Normandy, President Roosevelt spoke to the nation via the radio, and offered a prayer for the nation.

    Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our Allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.

    And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

    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.

    Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

    They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

    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.

    For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

    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.

    Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a countenance 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.

    Give us strength, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.

    And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

    And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment — let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

    With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace — a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.

    Pres. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, June 6, 1944

    http://www.historyguy.com/worldwartwo/roosevelt_d-day_prayer.htm

  • Tom

    Without God that war would not have been won.

  • Joanne

    Tom – very true.

  • Molon Labe

    Obama and his gang will probably order a mosque to be built there. So one can hear the call to prayer.

    Resist!

  • valerie

    Obviously Obama thinks nobody has visited this monument.

  • KLD

    One day Obama will die, Let us remember there will be no prayers at his State Funeral. No flags at half mast, or draped over his casket, since he has no respect for it anyway. No military gun salutes, or guard, since he has no respect for them either. Offering any of those would be an insult to him and we certainly would not want to do that.

  • pedro infante

    i bet you ten bucks lenin and mc cartney would agree with this admin

  • I can’t think of anything better for that memorial than to “dilute its message” — architecturally it is as cold as Italian fascist or Stalinist cement hulks. I was profoundly disappointed when I visited it — there is barely any evidence of the fact that human beings are supposed to be the subjects of its tribute. As a monument to the tremendous human toll of that war, it is a failure — what a shame the great sculptor Frederick Hart was no longer alive to humanize the site as he did the Vietnam Wall. By all means, put the prayer plaque up — anything to assist the visitor in transcending all that rigid stone.

  • kalman

    If it dishonors Veterans, the USA and Christianity , then it seems that those who want to change the meaning of what America is are all for it. If it dishonors those of us who have worked for a living, who have served our country ( as our ancestors did before us) and who still believe in wholesomeness and the Trinity , then they support it. No other Nation on Earth would permit the activities that the USA condones. The new American Way says : If it’s perverted, decadent,hedonistic and unwholesome….. Fine ; If it’s Patriotic, Christian, Moral and Wholesome…. Bad. We had better PRAY and PRAY hard for this country as it swirls around in a whirlpool of decadence . They are destroying the very foundation of our Nation.

  • LarryG

    Maya Lin designed the Viet Nam memorial. Google.

    This is a must watch. It’s an hour long. This country needs to know this.
    The Obama Error
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH16Vj1T-4M

  • Coasta

    Put the prayer up anyway! Rebuke the puke in the WH.

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  • yeah well I reject o butthead and pisslam! SO THERE!!!

  • TigerEyes

    FYI Obama, Most of this Country objects to you!

  • Digger

    Why would Obama want to put a prayer to God up? He thinks HE IS God!! No way is he going to move over for the one true God!

  • MammaG

    Roosevelt’s mistake should not be repeated. He was in clear violation of the Establishement Clause. What about all the non-christian veterans? Or is this memorial just for the christians, like so many others?