All God's Children: What Your Schools Can Do for Them

All God's Children: What Your Schools Can Do for Them

All God's Children: What Your Schools Can Do for Them

All God's Children: What Your Schools Can Do for Them

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FEW NATIONS IN THE WORLD TODAY COULD WIT- ness within their boundaries what recently took place in the United States. Not only was there a peaceful, orderly transfer of power from one administration to another, but both the incoming and outgoing Chief Executives, speaking in their official capacity, humbly professed faith in God. Both President Eisenhower and former President Truman made an explicit declaration of our nation's dependence on God.

From our beginning as a nation our leaders have publicly acknowledge our dependence on God, the Source of our rights and our many blessings. Every President from George Washington to Dwight D. Eisenhower made this profession of faith in his inaugural address. (See Chapter 17.)

A DAY OF DISTINCTION

What distinguished the Inauguration Day of 1953 was the deep spiritual theme that characterized it from beginning to end.

As his first act on January 20, 1953, the new President, accompanied by Mrs. Eisenhower, attended a special morning service at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington.

A definite historical link with America's tradition of the acknowledgment of God was to be found in this church. The Eisenhowers occupied Pew Forty-seven, three pews in front of the one once occupied by President Benjamin Harrison and . . .

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