Monday, June 06, 2011

Bubp Introduces Resolution to Commemorate FDR’s D-Day Prayer

COLUMBUS—State Representative Danny Bubp (R-West Union) today introduced a House resolution urging Congress to install at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. a plaque or inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed on June 6, 1944—commonly known as “D-Day.”

“It is an honor to sponsor this resolution,” stated Bubp. “On this day 67 years ago, President Roosevelt offered a prayer for courage and steadfastness for the troops fighting on the beaches of Normandy and prayed for renewed faith and strength for their families at home. We are forever indebted to these men and women for their sacrifice and devotion.”

On June 6, 1944 the United States Armed Forces and their allies conducted the largest amphibious landing in world history in an effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II. President Roosevelt shared a prayer over the airwaves on the morning of the D-Day landings, asking for courage, safety and victory.

President Roosevelt prayed, “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. Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith…”

Rep. Bubp introduced the resolution on the 67th anniversary of D-Day.