In mid 1941, Harry Hopkins was sent to the United Kingdom by President Roosevelt to take the temperature of our future British ally. After several days in the UK, there was a large dinner the day before Hopkins was to sail back to the United States.
At the dinner, Hopkins rose to gave the toast:
“I suppose you wish to know,” he began, “what I am going to say to President Roosevelt on my return.”
“Well, I’m going to quote you one verse from that Book of Books… ‘Wither you goest, I will go; and where thou lodgeth, I will lodge. Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.'”
Then, he quietly added, “Even to the end.”