ADD THE MISSING WORDS ?
am 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.
our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph."
"they left out the end of the quote.. They left out the most important part
Roosevelt ended the message with "so help us God."
s like that now."
dismayed, shook their heads sadly and walked away.
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.
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.