Last updated 9/21/2020 at 3:32pm
When I think of cheerleaders during my lifetime who roused their people in the face of grave danger, I think of FDR, Gen. Eisenhower, and Churchill.
FDR – When asking Congress to declare the U.S. entry into WWII, Roosevelt did not tell the nation – “Don’t worry about it. It’s a minor problem that will go away.” No, in the face of horrendous odds he acknowledged the dangers and losses America faced and had already sustained. He inspired the nation to triumph. During the war he told of victories, but also defeats. Still, he continued to rally the nation to fight abroad and at hom...