The Invasion: Our Sons Will Triumph ...

Captains and kings urged their men to battle and their people to pray for victory. President Roosevelt led the U.S. in a prayer he had written in the days & nights before 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. Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness to their faith. . . . The enemy . . . may hurl back our forces. But we shall...

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