100 Years Ago: National Day of Prayer

The Intelligencer July 2, 1918 (page 4)

“Canadians Pray For Peace With Victory. A service solemn and impressive closed the national day of prayer in Belleville with Griffin’s Theatre filled to the doors and all of the city churches represented on the stage. In accordance with the proclamation of the Dominion of Provincial governments Sunday was observed in all the churches with special prayers for the success of the Allied armies and for an early, permanent and righteous peace.

It had been arranged that after the church services in the evening a mass meeting would be held on the Court House grounds but the rain interfered and the meeting was held in Griffin’s theatre. …  The visiting Salvation Army band played the music for the hymns and added materially to the interest of the meeting.”