American Red, White & Blue
WE HIRE A MONUMENT ENGRAVER TO GO TO ARLINGTON
NATIONAL CEMETERY AND 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
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
One elderly woman read the
'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
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.
to their conversation, I thought to myself, 'Well, it has
been over 50 years; she's probably forgotten.'
had not forgotten. She
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 Iwo Jima .
haven't gotten too far in the book. It's tough to read
because it's a graphic description of the WWII battles in
But right there it was on page 58.
Roosevelt 's speech to the nation ends in 'so
help us God.'
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
your friends. People need to know before everyone
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.
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