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PC Crowd Editing History at Monument
« on: July 18, 2007, 10:29:18 AM »
I received this email and checked it out. It appears accurate at least in that the words are left out at the monument and were indeed said by President Roosevelt.

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?"
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PC Crowd Editing History at Monument
« on: July 18, 2007, 10:29:18 AM »

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Re: PC Crowd Editing History at Monument
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007, 10:35:17 AM »
I went to DC a few weeks ago and I remember that quote on the WWII monument, but I didn't realize they left the last part out.
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Re: PC Crowd Editing History at Monument
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2007, 11:02:14 AM »
That is also why so many people are made at Bush.  He has invoked the name of God in several of his speeches.
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Re: PC Crowd Editing History at Monument
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007, 11:11:45 AM »
Snopes disagrees... ::shrug::
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« Last Edit: July 18, 2007, 04:54:11 PM by Jaime »
So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system. - Milton Friedman

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Re: PC Crowd Editing History at Monument
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Re: PC Crowd Editing History at Monument
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007, 01:43:16 AM »
I do not buy what snopes says, they have been wrong before.  Plus the sentance was in Roosevelt's speech.  Has anyone actually seen the monument to see what is really quoted there?

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Re: PC Crowd Editing History at Monument
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2007, 07:00:24 AM »
I do not buy what snopes says, they have been wrong before.  Plus the sentence was in Roosevelt's speech.  Has anyone actually seen the monument to see what is really quoted there?

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I think the quote displayed at the monument is shown in the snapshot at the end of the article.

While Snopes seems a little too quick, at times, to "debunk" any spiritual significance to events and phenomena that get reported, especially on the Internet, I would be surprised if they got this one too far wrong. ::frown::
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Re: PC Crowd Editing History at Monument
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007, 07:39:43 AM »
What I want to know is why doesn't the monument state the historical fact that the Japanese were but mere henchmen acting under the direct orders of Beelzebush?
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