PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – On May 24, 2013, President Barack Obama declared May 27 as Memorial Day. He was quoted in an American Forces Press Release as commenting that this is, “a day of prayer for permanent peace.”
He specified the 11 a.m. hour in each location, as a time to unite in prayer as a country. He concluded that all Americans will observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3 p.m. local time.
In honor of all those who have fought for our country and fallen, Congress declared a joint resolution on May 11, 1950, that all Americans will observe Memorial Day as proclaimed by the president as a day of prayer and peace. The president adds that the flag should fly at half staff until 2 p.m.
Rob Pratte has been influenced by many honorable military heroes in this city and today is when he can give them they’re proper thanks.