LIBERTY, Ohio (WKBN) – Local pastors gathered at the Liberty Administration Building on Wednesday to kick off the celebrations for National Day of Prayer, which is being held tomorrow, May 2.
Liberty Township Police Chief Toby Meloro started the ceremony.
It’s also Police Appreciation Week, a week dedicated to thanking police for the work they do.
Meloro makes sure his officers are always out in the community, building relationships.
“You know crime is a thing of opportunity, and if we work with our community we can eliminate some of those opportunities and we can eliminate the crime,” he said.
New Life Christian Fellowship Pastor Michael Constantino led Wednesday’s service with scriptures, prayers and music.
He says National Day of Prayer is just about coming together, regardless of your religion.
“Really just helping one another through life’s challenges and issues and just the things that come at us day after day,” Constantino said.
National Day of Prayer is always held on the first Thursday in May.