Robert Morrison

It is also clear from the president’s dramatic conclusion that his peroration—“…we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God,”—was the dramatic conclusion of the speech. It is certainly something that helped to unify formerly divided Americans to back the new war effort.

The Obama administration opposes adding President Roosevelt’s lengthy and powerful D-Day Prayer to his memorial in Washington. If the Obama administration will not relent on FDR’s D-Day Prayer, it could easily add those four powerful words—So Help Us God—to the World War II Memorial.

It would be a gracious gesture to atone for Mr. Obama’s having omitted any reference to God from his Thanksgiving broadcast. It is unconscionable that federal bureaucrats have censored President Roosevelt’s stirring words. Ten thousand World War II veterans are departing each day. They certainly deserve a truthful rendering of that “date which will live in infamy.”


Robert Morrison

Robert Morrison is a senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council.