FDR Soldier's Bible

To encourage the soldiers of World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt printed a letter in Bibles given to troops leaving for war. It began: "To the members of the Army: As Commander-in-chief I take pleasure in commending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed forces of the United States.” The President concluded: “It is a fountain of strength and now, as always, an aid in attaining the highest aspirations of the human soul. Very sincerely yours, Franklin D. Roosevelt" Recently a copy of that original FDR Soldiers Pocket Bible was discovered with a printed signature on the page opposite the president’s letter: signed, “Babe Ruth—1942” a treasured possession protected through difficult times. Engage with the Bible—in the many stories surrounding this Book of Books!

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