Truman and the Monument for Those Who Gave Their Lives — American Minute

American Minute with Bill Federer

The United Nations Charter was signed JUNE 26, 1945, by 51 member nations. Two months earlier, President Truman addressed the delegates:

“At no time in history has there been a more important Conference than this one in San Francisco which you are opening today…We beseech our Almighty God to guide us in the building of a permanent monument to those who gave their lives that this moment might come.”

In 1953, President Eisenhower addressed the UN:

The whole book of history reveals mankind’s never-ending quest for peace and mankind’s God-given capacity to build.

On June 10, 1963, Dwight Eisenhower told the Convention of the National Junior Chamber of Commerce in Minneapolis:

The United Nations has seemed to be two distinct things to the two worlds divided by the iron curtain…To the free world it has seemed that it should be a constructive forum…To the Communist world it has been a convenient sounding board for their propaganda, a weapon to be exploited in spreading disunity and confusion.

Former President Herbert Hoover told the American Newspaper Publishers Association in 1959:

I suggest that the United Nations be reorganized…with those peoples who disavow communism, who stand for morals and religion, and who love freedom…What the world needs today is a definite, spiritual mobilization of the nations who believe in God against this tide of Red agnosticism.

Hoover ended:

It is a proposal for moral and spiritual cooperation of God-fearing free nations…rejecting an atheistic other world.

Self-Educated American con­tribut­ing edi­tor, William J. Fed­erer, is the best­selling author of “Back­fired: A Nation Born for Reli­gious Tol­er­ance no Longer Tol­er­ates Reli­gion,” and numer­ous other books. A fre­quent radio and tele­vi­sion guest, his daily Amer­i­can Minute is broad­cast nation­ally via radio, tele­vi­sion, and Inter­net. Check out all of Bill’s books here.