Thursday, June 6, 2019

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"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, June 6, 2019

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"We shall never forget . . ."


Introduction to this Special Edition of the Daily Brief

Today, on this historic occasion in America's history, we pause to reflect upon the message and the legacy of that one great day for freedom: D-Day . . . June 6th, 1944

As you scroll through the articles below, on this Special Edition of The Daily Brief, our prayer is that you, too, would stop and cherish the freedoms our men fought to regain from Occupied Europe, on that one day, 75 years ago. We remember and honor the 10,000+ allied casualties; and 4,414 confirmed dead in that battle, which was fought on five beaches of the French shore: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.
So now . . . let us begin with this prayer, offered by Rev. Pierre Bynum,
Chaplain & National Prayer Director
Family Research Council

Heavenly Father, we honor those brave souls who stormed beaches by rushing into a hail of bullets and those who parachuted behind enemy lines to free a continent and preserve our freedom. We are also grateful for a leader who led the nation in prayer during that desperate day and who prayed as Jesus prayed: "Thy will be done," in Jesus Name, Amen.

President Trump Offers FDR's Prayer

"Thy Will be Done, Almighty God":

President Trump Prays FDR's D-Day Prayer at Ceremony in England

Yesterday, President Trump joined the Queen, PM Theresa May and 15 other world leaders in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history - the D Day landings.

That was a key launching point for the Allied forces that sailed from England to storm the beaches of Normandy, France to begin pushing back the Nazi occupiers during World War II. It was a key turning point, and a day of great sacrifice by US troops.

During a special ceremony, [the first day of a two-day program], President Trump read from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famous D-Day prayer that he read to the entire nation on June 6, 1944.

Trump read a portion of FDR's prayer, saying:

"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. 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, the heroic servants, into Thy Kingdom and O Lord, give us faith. 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."
> > > To read all of President Roosevelt's prayer, please go here.

Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord

D-Day landings in Normandy 6 June 1944

(A Word from Australia)

This enormous Allied event which was the beginning of the end of World War 2 which saw victory over Nazi Germany.
From Normandy the Americans, British, and their allies pushed east against the Germans all the way to Germany. From Russia the Russian armies pushed west against the Germans all the way to Germany. The German armies unconditionally surrendered on 8 May 1945. Thereafter the Iron Curtain between Western Europe and the Soviet Union came into being.

Western Europe had been set free from the occupation and threat hanging over the people by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

3,000 Australians took part in the D-Day invasion of Europe, predominantly from the air in Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF) bomber and fighter squadrons. Below my signature block is the D-Day story of one of those young Aussies.

With love in Christ Jesus,

Kris Schlyder

Australian Indigenous Prayer Network

A Commentary by Rev. Pierre Bynum

A Commentary by Rev. Pierre Bynum

Family Research Council

We will pause tomorrow to honor the memory of thousands of Americans who gave their lives, thousands more who spilled their blood with serious injuries, and the thousands of allies who mixed their blood with ours on D-Day (10,000+ allied casualties; 4,414 confirmed dead). We are grateful to God for a generation of Americans who stood up to evil in their day -- Adolph Hitler and his Nazi war machine. Driven by ethnic bigotries, men became monsters, slaughtered millions of innocent Jews and committed unthinkable atrocities against mankind. Their evil ideology could not be allowed to take over the world. Thank God for men and women who did their part, risking and giving their lives to stop them.

As President Roosevelt rightly declared, theirs was a "struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity." But they were also fighting to preserve the lives and liberty of our children and generations yet unborn.

> > > Learn more:

(Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt: "Prayer on D-Day," June 6, 1944. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. Hear: (Dr. Kenyn Cureton, Lost Episodes in American History, pp. 206-208).

97-Year Old Paratrooper Relives the Moment

'Woo-hoo!' At 97, D-Day veteran parachutes into Normandy

CARENTAN, France (AP) - No murderous hails of gunfire this time. No D-Day objective that had to be taken, whatever the cost. This time, 75 years almost to the hour after he parachuted into Nazi-occupied France, Tom Rice again found himself floating down through Normandy's skies, now a grizzled 97-year-old thrilled as a little kid.

"Woo-hoo!" the ex-paratrooper yelped after hitting the ground, carrying the memories of comrades lost in battle and on a new mission - of remembrance this time - for the ever-shrinking numbers who sacrificed so much in World War II.

"I represent a whole generation," Rice said.

"It went perfect, perfect jump," Rice said after catching his breath. "I feel great. I'd go up and do it all again."

The clouds of jumpers, with round 'chutes akin to those used by D-Day soldiers, were honoring the thousands of paratroopers who leapt into gunfire and death 75 years ago.

Their landing zone Wednesday was fields of wildflowers outside Carentan, one of the targets of the airborne forces that were dropped in darkness on perilous missions to take strategic objectives and disrupt German defenses so that the greatest amphibious invasion in history, on the D-Day beaches, would have a greater chance of success.

Rice, of San Diego, jumped into roughly the same area he landed in on D-Day. He said it was dark in 1944 when he hit the ground in hostile territory and he can't be sure exactly where he was.

Rice jumped with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division on that momentous day 75 years ago, landing safely despite catching himself on the exit and a bullet striking his parachute. He called the 1944 jump "the worst jump I ever had."

"I got my left armpit caught in the lower left hand corner of the door so I swung out, came back and hit the side of the aircraft, swung out again and came back, and I just tried to straighten my arm out and I got free," he told The Associated Press in an interview.

His jump on Wednesday was an altogether different story. Still buff and sprightly, and having prepared for six months with a physical trainer, Rice swooped down with an American flag fluttering beneath him and landed to a wave of applause from the crowd of thousands that gathered to watch the aerial display.

Other parachutists jumped with World War II souvenirs, some carrying items their grandfathers took into battle. Many spectators wore war-era uniforms, and music of the time played over loudspeakers.

Asked how his D-Day comrades would have felt about him jumping, Rice said, "They would love it."

"Some of them couldn't handle it. Many of them are deceased. We had 38% casualties," he said.

Like many other veterans, he said he remains troubled by the war.

"All the GIs suffer from same blame and shame," Rice said. "It bothers us all the time for what we did. We did a lot of destruction, damage. And we chased the Germans out, and coming back here is a matter of closure. You can close the issue now," he said.

( Read more.

A Town in France Remembers

How this Normandy town remembers the American sacrifice at D-Day

SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE, France - After the D-Day landings, Henri-Jean Renaud's mother soothed grieving hearts across the U.S.

Simone Renaud began corresponding with American women after Life magazine ran a photo of her laying flowers at the grave of Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the eldest son of the former president who had died weeks after leading the first wave of U.S. troops onto Utah Beach on June 6, 1944.

"The letters came from families of lost boys. My mother wrote back," Renaud said. "She went to the graves, took a picture, laid some flower petals."

The letters begged his mother, the wife of the mayor of the first town to be liberated by the largest seaborne invasion in history, to find and tend the graves of the men who had died in the decisive struggle to liberate Europe. Simone Renaud responded to the Americans who sacrificed for her and her family to be free from Nazi occupation.
"My parents, especially my mother, were very devoted to the Americans," said Renaud, who was 10 when the invasion happened.

The remains of more than 9,380 American military personnel lie in the nearby Normandy American Cemetery - most of whom died during D-Day or in the operations that followed.

Renaud, 85, showed NBC News a handwritten ledger of names, rows and numbers - a list of the fallen servicemen's graves his mother found and looked after. He still has binders full of correspondence and photographs.

"My mother sent and received thousands of letters - I only kept a few," Renaud said from his neat home in the town of Sainte-Mère-Église.

Today, a dummy paratrooper hangs from the church tower in Sainte-Mère-Église - a tribute to Pvt. John Steele of the 82nd 505th Regiment, who was shot on his descent and dangled for hours from the church tower, playing dead, on June 6, 1944. (He survived)

Renaud remembers that morning, when wave after wave of C-47 transport planes roared above. His father woke him up when a fire engulfed a building behind the church. The main square was full of townspeople trying to douse the flames.

There was a fierce battle, as German soldiers shot at American paratroopers falling from the sky. . . (Read more)

[Source: NBC News]

In Closing . . .

In Closing . . . A Photo Gallery of Wednesday's Events on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

In pictures: D-Day landings commemorated

And please stay tuned, all day today on all major news networks, for nonstop coverage of the anniversary of the day we fought, and died, for our freedom.

Go here.
(Source: BBC)

A Hymn to the Fallen

A Hymn to the Fallen

This YouTube, titled Hymn to the Fallen, graphically but gently, shows the price paid for that freedom by the people of the United States of America.

Please go here.

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