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THE SKY-WRITER, PASCO, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, April 20, 1945
This week the Nation serves under a new President and we of the Armed Services salute a new Commander-in-Chief, Harry S. Truman.
In his first public utterance upon assuming the magnanimous task which was suddenly thrust upon him, the Commander-in-Chief asked the people to pray that he might lead them to the Victory for which Franklin D. Roosevelt labored so hard.
It is fitting then, as we salute President Truman, to repeat the words of George Washington's inauguration prayer:
"Almighty Gpd, we make our earnest prayer that Thou will keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large. And finally that Thou wilt graciously be pleased to dispose to do justice, to love mercy and to demean ourselves with charity, humility and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion and without a humble imitation of Whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy Nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen."
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