Monday, May 30, 2011

Obama Issues 2011 Memorial Day Proclamation Calling for Prayer for Peace

Last week, President Obama issued this year's Memorial Day Proclamation (full text) titled "Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2011."  Pointing out that: "On this Memorial Day, we honor the generations of Americans who have fought and died to defend our freedom," the Proclamation designates today "as a day of prayer for permanent peace." It specifies 11:00 a.m. local time as "a period ... when the people of the United States might unite in prayer." The Proclamation also asks Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 p.m. local time today. The annual Proclamation is called for by federal law, 36 USC 116.