POTUS Reads FDR’s D-Day Prayer as He and Melania Join World Leaders in Marking the 75th Anniversary

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President Donald Trump honored veterans as he read aloud part of then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s prayer that was delivered ahead of the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944.

The president, joined by U.S. first lady Melania Trump, attended a ceremony in Portsmouth, England at the tail-end of his U.K. state visit.

Trump, along with Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Family members, and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, partook in honoring World War II veterans ahead of D-Day’s 75th anniversary.

Watch the video below:

Trump read from FDR’s prayer made prior to the invasion:

“‘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 for the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces but we shall return again and again. […] Give us faith in thee, faith in our sons, faith in each other, and faith in our united crusade. Thy will be done, almighty God. Amen.'”

Watch Trump read Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer below:

The Queen of England also delivered remarks during the event, as she said:

“When I attended the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings, some thought it might be the last such even. But the wartime generation, my generation, is resilient and I’m delighted to be with you in Portsmouth today. Seventy-five years ago, hundreds of thousands of young soldiers, sailors, and airmen left these shores in the cause of freedom. In a broadcast to the nation at that time, my father, King George VI, said, ‘What is demanded from us all is something more than courage and endurance. We need a revival of spirit, a new unconquerable resolve.’ That is exactly what those brave men brought to the battle as the fate of the world depended on their success. Many of them would never return. And the heroism, courage, and sacrifice of those who lost their lives will never be forgotten. It is with humility and pleasure on behalf of the entire country, indeed the whole free world, that I say to you all, thank you.”

Watch the full event below:

As the president wrapped his state visit, bidding farewell to the Queen of England, he is headed to Ireland, which will mark his first trip to the country as president.

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What an example of hypocritically using FDR’s D-Day address to address his own historically patriotic answer to his nation’s call. (Do 5+ defers count?) For all you Trump supporters (who admire, also his perpetual lying racism) try living in a wheel chair against saying “OUCH!! These dang old words can’t touch me. My actions back them can’t touch me. I mean, and you will of course agree with me that, evil bone spurs, without my personally examined professional, can be as debilitating as these truly painful bone spurs. I am the most supportive of our fighting soldiers than anyone in… Read more »


A class act by both of them a very successful time spent with the queen and other important people there and remembering FDR’s prayer which many of us remember.


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