President Trump read a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he joined world leaders in marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day – a pivotal moment in the Second World War. On June 6, 1944, Roosevelt went on national radio to address America for the first time about the Normandy invasion. The words:
“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.
“Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, 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.”
This is how Francis Oguaju summarized this: “You see the kind of spirit people had, just for others and generations after them to live a better life”. Simply, an unbounded service to a nation! Nigeria needs that spirit and the mindset shift for the generations unborn.---
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