Letter: Honor Ike, join May 2 National Day of Prayer


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Posted Online: April 25, 2013, 3:06 pm
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They called him "Ike" -- this hero of the free world who led the Allied Forces to victory in Europe in World War II!

Little wonder that General Dwight D. Eisenhower would one day become President Eisenhower.

There was far more to this man, though, than military genius. A man of integrity, he knew the importance of faith in his own life and in the life of our nation. He once said, "Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life."

He saw religion as fundamental in our fight against communism and all "godless tyranny and oppression."

Eisenhower's presidency gave America the Presidential Prayer Breakfast; our national motto -- "In God We Trust" -- and the words "under God" added to our Pledge of Allegiance.

What a legacy!

Now it is time for us to do our part to return our country to her foundation of faith in God.

Come together to "Pray for America" on Thursday, May 2nd, the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer from 12:15-12:45 p.m. in the 2nd floor Council Chambers at Moline City Hall or at the Milan Municipal Building; or noon-1 p.m. at East Moline City Hall, Rock Island County Courthouse southeast lawn, or Coal Valley Municipal Park.

It is "In His Name the nations will put their hope." (Matt. 12:21).

Dori Duncan,
Moline

















 



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