Boone Center troops take part in National Day of Prayer

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Maj. General Edward W. Tonini, the adjutant general, and Maj. Bill Draper, 201st Engineer Chaplain, participate in the observance of National Prayer Day held May 5 at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Fredrick P. Varney, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard.)

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Kentucky National Guardsmen observe National Prayer Day during a ceremony held May 5 at the Boone National Guard Center Pavillion in Frankfort, Ky. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Fredrick P. Varney, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard.)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 5, 2011) – Kentucky National Guard and Department of Military Affairs employees gathered together for a moment of fellowship on the National Day of Pray.

“The National Day of Prayer is important because it emphases the historic precedence prayer has played in our nation’s history,” said Chaplain (Maj.) Bill Draper.  “Beginning with President George Washington, each American President has called our nation to prayer during perilous times. Therefore, it is very fitting that in a time of war our military leaders also recognize the importance of this event and the spiritual resiliency it offers for those who choose to participate.”

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Kentucky National Guardsmen observe National Prayer Day during a ceremony held May 5 at the Boone National Guard Center Pavillion in Frankfort, Ky. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Fredrick P. Varney, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard.)

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