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U.S. soldiers were fighting in Korea when President Harry S. Truman signed a congressional resolution calling for an annual National Day of Prayer. The purpose was for people to gather in houses of worship to pray for world peace, according to an Associated Press report from April 17, 1952.

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brass bands playing at a 24-hour drive-thru coronavirus vaccine event. Doses delivered to commercial fishermen minutes from the docks. Pop-up immunization clinics at a Buddhist temple, homeless shelters, truck stops and casinos, with shots available at night or on weekends.

The president of the Southern Baptist Convention, America's largest evangelical denomination, posted a photo on Facebook last week of him getting the COVID-19 vaccine. It drew more than 1,100 comments — many of them voicing admiration for the Rev. J.D. Greear, and many others assailing him.

June 13, 2020 Sheldon Ray "Chip" Chittum, 61, of Roanoke passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hunt…

GARRETT, Roger Kent June 6, 1957 - May 21, 2020 Roger Kent Garrett of Roanoke, Va., was born on June 6, 1957, baptized on August 19, 1979, and…

December 26, 1946 May 17, 2020 Paulina Beth McLaurin Shelton, of Roanoke, Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at the age of…

May 25, 1938 March 15, 2020 On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Vance Ed Smith, 81, of Pilot, passed away. Ed was born on May 25, 1938, in Merrimac, Va…

March 25, 1969 January 30, 2020 Melissa Marie Payne, 50, of Boonsboro, Md., went to be with Jesus on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Meritus Me…

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