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One President, Under God

The Measure of Dwight D. Eisenhower's Christian Faith by Alan Sears & Ryan L. Cole

The forecast for June 6, 1944, offered a small window of opportunity, a break in the relentlessly bad weather. The decision was made: at 6:30 that morning the Allied forces would cross the English Channel and begin the long-planned invasion of Normandy.

Shortly before the convoys departed, an Order of the Day was issued in which General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander, reminded his men of the stakes at issue as well as the goal of ultimate victory, and closed with a telling exhortation: "Let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."

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Alan Sears is the President, CEO, and General Counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith. He has previously served in the U.S. Department of Justice under Attorneys General William French Smith and Edwin Meese III, including service as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Section.

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