WELCOMING THE REVEREND DAVID O. JONES -- (House of Representatives - September 09, 2004)
(Mrs. BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
Mrs. BLACKBURN. Madam Speaker, today I want to thank the Reverend David O. Jones of Franklin, Tennessee, for joining us to deliver the opening prayer for this day of session in the U.S. House of Representatives.
As we near the third anniversary of the September 11 attacks on America, it is more important than ever that we continue to seek the guidance of our creator.
Reverend Jones has a long and distinguished history of dedication to his faith and to his community. He is a pioneer in the home-school movement who has made a real difference in the lives of thousands of Tennessee children and their families, and has worked to ensure that we protect the sanctity of life as an example to each and every one of us.
We begin each day of legislative session with a prayer, and I am thankful that on this day Reverend Jones could join us as we begin our work.