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Congress Is Led In Prayers For Veterans

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the eve of this Veterans Day, both houses
of Congress have been led in prayers honoring Americans who have
served their country in the armed forces.

Senate Chaplain Barry Black thanked God for the service and sacrifice of veterans, especially "those who died to keep America
free."

He also asked God to protect American troops who are currently
serving in war zones.

Black's chief of staff, Chaplain Alan Keiran, led the House in prayer for wounded service members and "for all veterans serving on Capitol Hill and their family members."

President Barack Obama will lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery before flying to San Diego for another Veterans Day event,
and then on to Honolulu for the APEC forum of Asian and Pacific
nations.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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