CHAPTER 341 - HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING AND REQUESTING THE AUTHORITIES OF EVERY SCHOOL, ACADEMY, COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE FOR A SIMPLE PRAYER TO GOD FOR DIVINE AID AND ASSISTANCE PRECEDING THE WORK OF THE DAY, WITH AN EARNEST REQUEST FOR EARLY VICTORY AND A JUST AND LASTING PEACE.

WHEREAS, Today we witness a war-torn world, with all of its sufferings and sorrow, for a struggling humanity; and

WHEREAS, The United States of America was created on a foundation of Christianity, and has ever been dedicated to the principles thereof; and

WHEREAS, It has always been our custom to rely on Divine Assistance, and to invoke the same, in all of our undertakings; and

WHEREAS, It has ever been our practice in all deliberations of our Legislative Assemblies, including the Congress, and throughout the several States, to precede the said deliberations by a brief petition to God Almighty for Divine Guidance and Assistance in the work to be done; and

WHEREAS, It appears to be the experience of each returning soldier, that his safe return must be attributed first of all to prayers; and

WHEREAS, Our people can take a justifiable pride in all of our institutions of education, even from the primary schools to our colleges and universities; and have ever cherished the ambitions that they be the best in the world; and

WHEREAS, Taking cognizance of the fact that the first wish of all of our people this day is for a speedy victory, to be followed by a just and lasting peace; now therefore

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring therein), That we do hereby respectfully urge and request the proper authorities of every school, academy, college and university, and every seat of learning, even from the first grade thereof, to let the daily work of all of these places of education, be preceded by a simple prayer to God for Divine Aid and Assistance in the work of the day, and adding to said prayer, and being a part thereof, an earnest request for an early victory and a just and lasting peace; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be sent to every school authority in this State.

Approved March 16, 1945.