Posted by: didyouseethis | June 6, 2008

D Day A Prayer

I listen to Bill Bennett every morning while I’m getting ready for work.  This morning they were talking about the 64th anniversary of D Day.  They played President Roosevelt’s prayer on D Day. Yesterday Dr. Bennett interviewed Marcus Luttrell, The Lone Survivor.  A line in FDR’s prayer jumped out at me because Marcus conveyed the same thought in his interview yesterday.

“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 goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.”

When I see the pictures of the the troops leaving the LCM’s on a beach landing, I think of my Dad. He piloted a Higgins boat, in the Pacific. That view, from the wheelhouse, was his. And it is shaped his life from then on.

My prayer today is that we remember those that have gone before and support those who “fight to liberate” today.

Love, Mom

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Responses

  1. Joining you in that prayer… Amen!

  2. We WILL always remember.


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