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D-Day prayer by FDR proposed for WWII Memorial


An Ohio congressman has introduced legislation to add President Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The bill by Republican Bill Johnson calls for a plaque or inscription of the prayer that Roosevelt read on a radio broadcast to the nation on June 6, 1944.

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

Johnson's bill calls for the plaque or inscription to be paid for with private donations.

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