Last week, Congress discussed legislation that would add President Franklin D. Roosevelt's D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Sadly, at a House hearing on November 3, Robert Abbey -- director of the Bureau of Land Management -- said an inscription that President Roosevelt read on radio broadcast (Television was almost non-existent then.) to the nation on June 4, 1944, would "dilute" the memorial's central message.
In his prayer, President Roosevelt asked God to give our troops the courage they needed to defeat Nazi Germany. More than 160,000 Allied troops crossed a strip of sea from England to Normandy in France on June 6, 1944.
God did give the Allied troops the courage they needed, since they were able to defeat the Nazis and free France from Nazi Germany's control. Indeed, the success of the Allied troops on D-Day was critical, in that it marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany and World War II.
Consequently, adding President Roosevelt's prayer to the World War II Memorial would not "dilute" the memorial's central message -- as conceived by the Obama administration -- but would, in fact, enhance it.