SHALL WE HIRE A MONUMENT ENGRAVER TO GO TO ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERYAND ADD THE MISSING WORDS?
IS A MESSAGE FROM AN APPALLED OBSERVER:
I went to visit the
War II Memorial in Washington , DC .
got an unexpected history lesson. Because I’m a baby
was one of the youngest in the crowd. Most were the age of my
of ‘the greatest war,’ with their families. It was a beautiful
people were smiling and happy to be there. Hundreds of us
the memorial, reading the inspiring words of Eisenhower and
are engraved there.
the Pacific side of the memorial, a group of us gathered to read the
Roosevelt used to announce the attack on Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941–a date which will live in infamy–
United States of America was suddenly and deliberately
elderly woman read the words aloud:
confidence in our armed forces, with the abounding
of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph.’
as she read, she was suddenly turned angry. ‘Wait a minute,’ she
left out the end of the quote. They left out the most important
the message with
help us God.’
husband said, ‘You are probably right. We’re not
to say things like that now.’
know I’m right,’ she insisted. ‘I remember the speech.’ The two looked
their heads sadly and walked away.
to their conversation, I thought to myself,
it has been over 50 years; she’s probably forgotten.’
she had not forgotten.
went home and pulled out the book my book club is reading
of Our Fathers’ by James Bradley.
all about the battle at IwoJima.
haven’t gotten too far in the book. It’s tough to read
a graphic description of the WWII battles in the
right there it was on page 58. Roosevelt ‘s speech to the nation ends
help us God
people who edited out that part of the speech when they
on the memorial could have fooled me. I was born after the
they couldn’t fool the people who were there.
words are engraved on their hearts.
GAVE THEM THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE WORDS OF OUR
this around to your friends. People need to know before everyone
today are trying to change the history of America by leaving
of it, but the truth is, God has been a part of this nation, since the
still wants to be…and He always will be!
you agree, pass this on and God Bless YOU!