INDIANAPOLIS WORLD WAR II ROUNDTABLE - ERNIE PYLE CHAPTER
Independence Day Tribute
Our National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner"
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's D-Day Prayer, broadcasted on June 6, 1944
Independence Day Prayer
Eternal God, stir our minds and stimulate our hearts with a high sense of patriotism on this July 4th. May all that this day symbolizes renew our faith in freedom, our devotion to democracy, and redouble our efforts to keep a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, and for the people truly alive in our world.
Grant that we may highly resolve on this great day to dedicate ourselves anew to the task of ushering in an era when good will shall live in the hearts of a free people, justice shzll be the light to guide their feet, and peace shall be the goal of humankind: to the glory of your holy name and the good of our Nation and of all mankind.
Thank You for Your Service
Local Military History Places/Authors
Memorial Day Tribute
For the Veterans in our hearts,
and all those who fought for our precious freedoms.
Normandy Invasion, June 1944.
Troops watch activity ashore on "Omaha" Beach as their LCVP landing craft approaches the shore on "D-Day", 6 June 1944. Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives. (2015/12/30).
Please click on the photo to watch on YouTube.
Submitted by Paul "Ponytail" Cauley, former WWII Roundtable president.
"Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life." Mark Twain
Erickson Aircraft Collection
Edgar McElroy - Pilot of Doolittle plane #13
Where History and Heroes Meet