National Day of Prayer

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz

Several hundred people gathered outside Alpena City Hall in Alpena Thursday to celebrate National Day of Prayer. It is the 63rd year May 1 has been designated to promote and encourage the use of prayer and the 17th in Alpena. During the event area pastors prayed for military personnel, government officials, police and fire workers, business leaders, educational leaders and the media. The students from All Saints Catholic School treated the crowd to the hymn “They Will Know We are Christians by Our Love” and there was a rifle ceremony by a color guard to kick off the event.