There Are No Atheists in the Foxholes

Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight Eisenhower, met National Socialist Workers Party emissaries at his headquarters in a schoolhouse at Reims, France, where they signed an unconditional surrender, ending World War II in Europe, MAY 7, 1945.

The War had lasted five and half years in Europe, costing millions of lives.

After the war, Dwight Eisenhower was elected the 34th President by the largest number of votes in history.

When the Cold War began, Presidential Candidate Dwight Eisenhower was quoted in Virginia’s Religious Herald, January 25, 1952:

"What is our battle against Communism if it is not a fight between anti-God and a belief in the Almighty?…Communists…have to eliminate God from their system. When God comes, Communism has to go."

At the laying of the cornerstone of the Eisenhower Museum in Abilene, KS, June 5, 1952, reported in TIME Magazine’s "Homecoming," Dwight Eisenhower stated:

"In spite of the…problems we have, I ask you this one question: If each of us in his own mind would dwell more upon those simple virtues-integrity, courage, self-confidence and unshakable belief in his Bible – would not some of these problems tend to simplify themselves?…Free government is the political expression of a deeply felt religious faith."

TIME Magazine published an article titled "Faith of the Candidates," September 22, 1952, in which it quoted Dwight Eisenhower saying:

"You can’t explain free government in any other terms than religious. The founding fathers had to refer to the Creator in order to make their revolutionary experiment make sense; it was because ‘all men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights’ that men could dare to be free."

Dwight Eisenhower was quoted in the TIME Magazine article, "Eisenhower on Communism," October 13, 1952:

"The Bill of Rights contains no grant of privilege for a group of people to destroy the Bill of Rights. A group – like the Communist conspiracy – dedicated to the ultimate destruction of all civil liberties, cannot be allowed to claim civil liberties as its privileged sanctuary from which to carry on subversion of the Government."

On February 7, 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower remarked in an American Legion "Back-to-God" Program broadcast from the White House:

"As a former soldier, I am delighted that our veterans are sponsoring a movement to increase our awareness of God in our daily lives.

In battle, they learned a great truth-that there are no atheists in the foxholes.

They know that in time of test and trial, we instinctively turn to God for new courage…

Whatever our individual church, whatever our personal creed, our common faith in God is a common bond among us."

In the next year’s "Back-to-God" Program, February 20, 1955, President Eisenhower stated:

"Without God, there could be no American form of Government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first – the most basic – expression of Americanism."

As taken from American