missing words

SHALL WE HIRE A MONUMENT ENGRAVER TO GO TO ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERYAND ADD THE MISSING WORDS?

THIS
IS A MESSAGE FROM AN APPALLED OBSERVER:

Today
I went to visit the

new
World
War II Memorial in Washington , DC .
I
got an unexpected history lesson. Because I’m a baby
boomer,
I
was one of the youngest in the crowd. Most were the age of my
parents,
Veterans
of ‘the greatest war,’ with their families. It was a beautiful
day,
and
people were smiling and happy to be there. Hundreds of us
milled
around
the memorial, reading the inspiring words of Eisenhower and
Truman
that
are engraved there.

On
the Pacific side of the memorial, a group of us gathered to read the
words
President
Roosevelt used to announce the attack on Pearl Harbor
:

‘Yesterday,
December 7, 1941–a date which will live in infamy–
the
United States of America was suddenly and deliberately
attacked.’

One
elderly woman read the words aloud:

‘With
confidence in our armed forces, with the abounding
determination
of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph.’

But
as she read, she was suddenly turned angry. ‘Wait a minute,’ she
said,
‘they
left out the end of the quote. They left out the most important
part.
Roosevelt
ended
the message with

‘so
help us God.’

Her
husband said, ‘You are probably right. We’re not
supposed
to say things like that now.’

‘I
know I’m right,’ she insisted. ‘I remember the speech.’ The two looked
dismayed,
shook
their heads sadly and walked away.

Listening
to their conversation, I thought to myself,
‘Well,
it has been over 50 years; she’s probably forgotten.’

But
she had not forgotten.

She
was right…

I
went home and pulled out the book my book club is reading

‘Flags
of Our Fathers’ by James Bradley.
It’s
all about the battle at IwoJima.

I
haven’t gotten too far in the book. It’s tough to read
because
it’s
a graphic description of the WWII battles in the
Pacific.

But
right there it was on page 58. Roosevelt ‘s speech to the nation ends
in
‘so
help us God

.’

The
people who edited out that part of the speech when they
engraved
it
on the memorial could have fooled me. I was born after the
war!
But
they couldn’t fool the people who were there.
Roosevelt
‘s
words are engraved on their hearts.

Now
I ask:

‘WHO
GAVE THEM THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE WORDS OF OUR
HISTORY???’

Send
this around to your friends. People need to know before everyone
forgets.

People
today are trying to change the history of America by leaving
God
out
of it, but the truth is, God has been a part of this nation, since the
beginning.
He
still wants to be…and He always will be!

If
you agree, pass this on and God Bless YOU!