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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Across the country today millions of Americans took part in observing our National Day of Prayer. This day takes on a very special meaning for members of the military and their families.

Prayer... America's Hope, is the theme for the 58th annual observance. This morning, Major James Edwards, a preacher and retired Marine, spoke at a prayer breakfast at MCLB Albany.

With our nation involved in war on two fronts, Edwards says it's more important now than ever to keep our country, military, and leaders in our prayers.

"Having spent time in the military, more than 30 years, I can appreciate the fact our men and women are in harms way. In order for them to be protected, we need to make that we are a nation that relies upon prayer and maintain faithfulness to our roots," said Major James Edwards, USMC (Ret.)

Edwards retired from the Marine Corps following 30 years of service and now serves as pastor of New Salem Baptist church in Baconton.

The National Day of Prayer was established in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

 

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