Franklin D. Roosevelt – Flag Day Address

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Spirit of man has awakened
The Soul of man has gone forth

Grant us the wisdom and the vision
to comprehend the greatness of man’s Spirit
that suffers and endures so hugely for a goal
beyond his own brief span

We are all of us children of Earth
Grant us that simple knowledge

If our brothers are oppressed,
then we are oppressed

If they hunger, we hunger

If their freedom is taken away,
our freedom is not secure

Grant us a common faith,
that man shall know bread and peace
That he shall know justice and righteousness,
Freedom and security, an equal opportunity,
and an equal chance to do his best,
not only in our own lands, but throughout the world.

And in that faith, let us march, march toward the clean world,
our hands can make. Amen

-Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 14,1942

Source –

Franklin D. Roosevelt – Flag Day Address – via YouTube – Uploaded by on Aug 1, 2010 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJt6GJwkl5A&feature=related and/or http://youtu.be/oJt6GJwkl5A – Accessed 14 June 2012 – YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/

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