Leaders around the country bowed their heads to say a prayer Thursday. Here in Warren County, local law enforcement, military, media and government officials also took part in the National Day of Prayer at the old courthouse.
Reverend Carlton Hatcher is the minister at Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He says: "I've been involved in this event in front of the courthouse for the last 15 years. This prayer vigil for the city, the county, servicemen, schools. I think it's very important we gather together. I think its draws the community closer together. I think its draws Christian people closer together."
The day was established in 1952 by a joint resolution and President Harry Truman signed it into law.