From: Jean Matzke [jjmatzke@att.net]
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 8:36 AM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: MAD AND SENDING TO EVERYONE ... So help me


MAD AND SENDING TO EVERYONE ... So help me


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

  MAD, SENDING TO  EVERYONE.  PASS IT  ON.
             
   

 
SHALL WE  HIRE A MONUMENT ENGRAVER TO GO TO ARLINGTON   NATIONAL CEMETERY AND ADD THE MISSING  WORDS?

THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM AN  APPALLED OBSERVER:

Today I went to  visit the
new  World War  II Memorial in   Washington , DC . I got an  unexpected history lesson. Because I'm a baby  boomer, I was one of the youngest in the crowd.   Most were the age of my parents, Veterans  of 'the greatest war,' with their families. It  was a beautiful day, and people were smiling and  happy to be there. Hundreds of us milled around  the memorial, reading the inspiring words of  Eisenhower and Truman that are engraved  there.

On the Pacific side of the  memorial, a group of us gathered to read the  words President Roosevelt used to announce the  attack on Pearl  Harbor:

'Yesterday, December  7, 1941--a date which will live in infamy--the  United States of America was suddenly and  deliberately attacked.'

One elderly woman read  the words aloud:

'With confidence in  our armed forces, with the abounding  determination of our people, we will gain the  inevitable triumph.'

But as she read, she  was suddenly turned angry. 'Wait a minute,' she  said, 'they left out the end of the quote. They  left out the most important part.   Roosevelt  ended the message  with
'so  help us God.'

Her husband  said, 'You are probably right. We're not  supposed to say things like that  now.'

'I know I'm right,' she  insisted. 'I remember the speech.' The two  looked dismayed, shook their heads sadly and  walked away.

Listening to their  conversation, I thought to myself, 'Well, it has  been over 50 years; she's probably  forgotten.'

But she had not  forgotten.
She was  right..

I went home  and pulled out the book my book club is reading  --- 'Flags of Our Fathers' by James Bradley.  It's all about the battle at   Iwo  Jima .

   

I  haven't gotten too far in the book. It's tough  to read because it's a graphic description of  the WWII battles in the  Pacific.

But right there it was on  page 58. Roosevelt 's speech to the  nation ends in '
so help us  God.'

The  people who edited out that part of the speech  when they engraved it on the memorial could have  fooled me. I was born after the war! But they  couldn't fool the people who were  there.   Roosevelt 's words are  engraved on their hearts.

Now I  ask:
'WHO GAVE  THEM THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE WORDS OF  HISTORY?????????'

Send  this around to your friends. People need to know  before everyone  forgets.


People today  are trying to change the history of America by  leaving God out of it, but the truth is, God has  been a part of this nation, since the beginning.  He still wants to be...and He always will  be!


If you  agree, pass this on and God Bless  YOU!

If not,  May God Forgive You!
  




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