Thursday, April 2, 2009

FDR - Bibles for the Troops

During World War II our troops were given Bibles as a gift from the Commander in Chief (President Franklin Delano Roosevelt). Inside the cover it said:

"To the Armed Forces: As Commander-in-Chief, I take pleasure in commending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed forces of the United States. Throughout the centuries men of many faiths and diverse origins have found in the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel and inspiration. It is a fountain of strength and now, as always, an aid in attaining the highest aspirations of the human soul."

As found in the book Hometown Heroes by Donna McDonnall

Read the excerpt in Google Books

See more books on our founding, U.S. History, faith in America, and our rights: The First Amendment and the U.S. Constitution

No comments: