World war 2 memorial-can this be true??

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    World war 2 memorial-can this be true??

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

    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 unbounding 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?????????"
    As you slide down the banister of life,
    May the splinters never point the wrong way.
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    Richard - even as a non religious man this sickens me - to be so ''politically correct'' over something etched in history is tantamount to a betrayal.

    I am almost lost for words actually as this sorta crap really rattles my cage. All I am thinking is - ''leave stuff the **** alone''. Geez.
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    oh....this also earns a GRRRR!!!

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    Those @#$^#& revisionist history people.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/memorial.asp

    Sorry, they aren't guilty this time.

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    Scott - thank you for checking - I had not thought to do so. I sure did not want to believe it but these days - heck - nothing surprises me anymore.

    I am relieved and can again relax - well, a bit
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    Good detective work Scott, you get an attaboy
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    May the splinters never point the wrong way.
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    Reminds me of that Jane Fonda story that keeps circulating. She did some dumb stuff and IMO should be tried for treason, but she didn't do everything that the email claims...

    http://www.snopes.com/military/fonda.asp
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    the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked.
    I believe this also is incorrect.
    It should read...by the Empire of Japan.

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    Well,...we wouldn't want to hurt any feelings by being accurate with our American History.
    Much better just to edit it and keep the "world of today" happy.
    Let's make all of the Founding Fathers vegetarians while we're at it.
    Half the country does not even know the name of our Vice President nor can they name any 3 United States Senators...so what's the difference?

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