The U.S. At War: Little Girl, Big Job

Every day Myrtle Pickering lifts her small, clasped hands to pray for the safety of the President of the U.S.

When the Catholic children of Buffalo, N.Y. began a crusade of prayer for the nation's soldiers and sailors, Myrtle was selected by lot to pray for the Commander in Chief. Myrtle is an orphan, eight years old. She says a prayer for Mr. Roosevelt every day, at least once a week attends Mass and receives Holy Communion for his protection. When sisters of the German Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, where she lives, told her...

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