President Trump joined the Queen to honor D-Day veterans today on the 75th anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy. D-Day was the largest seaborne invasion in history that helped bring World War Two to an end.
The president read the prayer to the nation (video below) that Roosevelt gave in a nationwide radio address:
In a nationwide radio message on the evening of June 6, 1944, President Roosevelt led the nation in prayer.
President Trump read the following excerpt today:
‘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.
‘They will need Thy blessings. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.
‘Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom. And, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee; Faith in our sons; Faith in each other; Faith in our united crusade.
Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.’
H/T: UK Daily Mail
US President Donald Trump read the prayer recited by WW2 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt over the radio for the American public about the D-Day landings. https://t.co/lkiOsxxz4V pic.twitter.com/yakJg2NcLg
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President Trump is taking part in the ceremony with France’s President Macron and Canada’s PM Trudeau who were our allies during the 48-hour D-Day effort to defeat Hitler.
The Queen paid tribute to D-Day veterans at 75th-anniversary ceremony in Portsmouth:
"It is with humility and pleasure… that I say to you all, thank you"
The Queen pays tribute to D-Day veterans at 75th anniversary ceremony in Portsmouth
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 5, 2019
“It is with humility and pleasure… that I say to you all, thank you”