D-Day: June 6, 1944

"D-Day: June 6, 1944! Thought to be the single most important fight of World War II,
when Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in their assault on enemy troops.

But did you know?

During World War II, “Heart-Shield Bibles” were produced to fit in the front pocket of a soldier’s uniform. Their gold-plated steel covers were a protection from bullets, while keeping the Bible close to the heart!

Inside the inscription read: “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. Throughout the centuries men of many faiths and diverse origins have found in the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel and inspiration. It is a foundation of strength...an aid in attaining the highest aspirations of the human soul.” -Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Engage with the Bible and its fascinating history!"

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