Danbury is hosting two events for The National Day of Prayer today. It's an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.
It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Truman as a day to foster unity for America. Days of prayer have been called for since 1775, when the Continental Congress designated a time for prayer in forming a new nation.
Individuals of all denominations are encouraged to attend.
The first ceremony is at 11am at Danbury City Hall. There is another at 6:30pm. The later event has been organized by Councilman Elmer Palma. Opening remarks will be delivered by Mayor Mark Boughton. Councilman Tom Saadi will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Prayers, speeches and singing will follow.