The Obama administration is opposing congressional legislation to add President Franklin D. Roosevelt's D-Day prayer to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., the Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (November 6, 2011).
At a House hearing on November 3, Robert Abbey -- director of the Bureau of Land Management-- said a plaque or inscription of the prayer that Roosevelt read on radio broadcast to the nation on June 6, 1944, would "dilute" the memorial's central message.
In his prayer, President Roosevelt asked God to give our troops the courage to defeat Nazi Germany.
"This prayer came at a perilous time. Yet, it was answered in victory at a dear cost of lives," 87-year-old George Fowler -- a World War II veteran -- told a House committee.