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Honor Remember and Inform 69 th anniversary of D'Day

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Lt Dick Winters, "... its been a day of firsts ..."

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's prayer June 6, 1944
"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.
... give steadfastness in their faith.  They will need Thy blessings ... we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.
They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, ... They yearn but for their return to the haven of home.
And for us at home ... whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them -- help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee...
because the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer.

Give us strength, in our daily tasks ...

O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade.

With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. ... 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 of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.

Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt - June 6, 1944