(myCommunity.com) Trump quotes God in Roosevelt's D-Day prayer at a ceremony in England. President Donald Trump commemorates the 75 anniversary of D-Day and joins numerous world leaders and dignitaries in Portsmouth, England, today.
That was a key launching point for the allied forces that sailed from England to assault the beaches of Normandy, France, to begin to reject the Nazi occupiers during the Second World War. It was a key moment, and a day of great sacrifice on the part of the American troops.
During a special ceremony, President Trump read the famous D-Day prayer of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who read the entire nation the 6 June 1944.
Trump read a part of the FDR prayer, saying:
"God Almighty. Our children, the pride of our nation, have undertaken a great effort today. A struggle to preserve our republic, our religion and our civilization and to liberate a suffering humanity. They will need your blessings for the enemy. strong. You can return our forces but we will return again and again. And we know that by your grace and by the justice of our cause, our children will triumph. Some will never come back. Embrace these parents and receive them, the heroic servants, in your kingdom and oh Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in you, faith in our children, faith in others and faith in our united crusade. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen. "
It was a serious and peaceful ceremony, which initiated two days of D-Day observances.
The leaders representing the allied countries presented themselves from the United States, Canada, Australia, Belgium, the Czech Republic,
Slovakia, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands,
New Zealand, Norway and Poland.
Other leaders in the event were Queen Elizabeth II, the first
British Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel
Macron. On Thursday the focus moves to France for more events.
D-Day involved more than 150,000 allied troops who flooded the beaches of Normandy in north-west France on 6's June 1944. They were transported by 7,000 ships in a battle with code name Operation Overlord.
Source: Christian World