The Age of Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon is in Full Swing; FFWPU and Downpour
Newsis, June 2016 issue (Korean National Major News Agency)
translated by PR Department of Tongil Group
On that day, lightning and rainstorms raged at Yankee Stadium. In the stands, 50,000 Americans sang “You Are My Sunshine,” and the rainy wind stopped and the sun shone directly on the stadium like a spotlight. The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification is reminded of this story from 40 years ago.
The “God Bless America Festival” was held at 10 AM on the 5th (local time) at Belvedere in Tarrytown, New York, in commemoration of Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon’s Yankee Stadium Rally in June, 1976. 3,000 of the attendants were reminded of the miracle 40 years earlier. Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, who succeeded her husband, who ascended in 2012, resolved to bring about a successful “Four Years of Hope” course by 2020.
Belvedere is a 90,000-acre property that sits near the Hudson River, and is 40 minutes away from New York City. Meaning “beautiful landscape” in Italian, Belvedere is a picturesque Holy Ground atop a green meadow. Belvedere was purchased in 1972, and served as Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon’s former home and foothold of FFWPU’s American missionary movement.
People of all races and colors gathered from early in the morning. These families would have inspired Rev. Moon, who had exclaimed, “In God’s eyes, there is no Black, White or Yellow,” during the Yankee Stadium Rally. He had stated, “America is God’s hope and will,” as Americans who had been drifting in a world of Communism and youth and family issues turned to him for salvation. Rev. Moon came as a doctor and a firefighter.
Washington Times Foundation Chairman Thomas P McDevitt, who had volunteered to help with the Yankee Stadium Rally, emphasized, “Rev. Moon’s teachings are something that American’s must listen to and practice, which Trump, Sanders and Hillary (Clinton) have been unable to do. The content itself is very deep, so the message is still very relevant.” He also stressed Rev. and Mrs. Moon’s “messianic leadership.”
In 1960, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, wife of Rev. Moon, explained, “America is the elder-son nation to the 200 other nations of the world. America’s mission is to guide all of its brothers and sisters to unite as one, and work to live well as one family. America cannot seek to live on its own and Americans must become the people they are meant to be. I hope that America can become a nation that mankind can be proud of.”
Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon engaged with the audience. The attendants offered Dr. Moon a Korean-style bow and applauded and cheered about 20 times during her speech. Following her speech, they shouted three cheers of “Eok Mansei” in Korean.
They then sang “Country Roads” and the national anthem. It was the freedom of victors. The values of FFWPU seemed to pass from Rev. Moon in heaven to Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon on earth during this time.
It rained on this day, but it did not rain during Dr. Moon’s speech. Some may say that this is an example of a wife following in her husband’s footsteps.