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THIS THURSDAY IS NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND A SPECIAL EVENT WILL BE HELD  AT THE ASHE COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN JEFFERSON BEGINNING AT 11:00 AM.  THIS YEAR’S THEME IS “LOVE ONE ANOTHER; AS I HAVE LOVED YOU”.   LOCAL PASTORS, DIGNITAIRES, ASHE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND RNAD JROTC WILL PARTICIPATE.   THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER WAS CREATED IN 1952 BY A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE U.S. CONGRESS, AND SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN.   IN 1988, THE LAW WAS UNANIMOUSLY AMENDED BY BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE AND SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, DESIGNATING THE FIRST THURSDAY OF MAY AS A DAY OF NATIONAL PRAYER.