Roosevelt, Franklin Delano. FDR D-Day Prayer Christmas Broadside. A rare surviving example of the lithographic Christmas 1944 broadside presented to members of the White House staff by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 21 x 14â€. In multicolored illuminated Gothic type it features the presidentâ€™s national address, as broadcast the night of the Normandy Invasion. Roosevelt is said to have written this prayer as the news of the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion began to trickle out of Europe. Linen backed, with restored staining and soiling not affecting lettered area.