Our Presidents and Sundays

Our Presidents and Sundays

George Washington in the Revolutionary War, Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War, and Woodrow Wilson in World War I, all gave order orders relieving troops as far as possible from fatigue duty on Sunday, and giving them opportunity to attend public worship.

Presidents Hayes and Garfield habitually walked to church that their servants might rest and worship on the Lord’s Day.

President Grant, when at Paris, refused to attend horse races on the Lord’s Day.

President McKinley, when at the opening of the State Centennial of Tennessee, refused a trip up Lookout Mountain, saying, “No, I do not go sightseeing on Sunday.”

Theodore Roosevelt and Mr. Coolidge spoke in appreciation of the Lord’s Day. The latter said, “I profoundly believe in the Lord’s Day.”

Herbert Hoover, when invited to join a fishing party on the Lord’s Day, replied, “The Hoovers never fish on Sunday.”