President Proclaims Memorial Day of Prayer

Consistent with public law, President Barack Obama issued a Presidential proclamation announcing Memorial Day “as a day of prayer for permanent peace,” calling for unity in prayer on Monday, May 25th, at 1100hrs.

On Memorial Day, the United States pauses to honor the fallen heroes who died in service to our Nation. With heavy hearts and a sense of profound gratitude, we mourn these women and men — parents, children, loved ones, comrades-in-arms, friends, and all those known and unknown — who believed so deeply in what our country could be they were willing to give their lives to protect its promise.

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