The famed pastor and evangelical legend, Billy Graham, peacefully passed away recently. It was reported that he died at his home in the early morning hours, surrounded by his family.
At the time of his death, Graham was 99 years old. His 100th birthday was due this November. His son, Franklin Graham, revealed he had been battling some health issues.
On Friday, Graham was laid to rest in his home state of North Carolina. The funeral was an amazing celebration of a man who truly lived his life for Christ. Thousands of people came to pay their final respects to "America's Pastor" one final time.
Now, something amazing is in the works yet again concerning Billy Graham. Thousands of people have signed a petition and are encouraging officials to honor Graham by making a national holiday dedicated to him! The petition's description can be found below:
"Let's get a National Holiday for Billy Graham!! Mr. Graham preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history—nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories—through various meetings, including Mission World and Global Mission. Hundreds of millions more have been reached through television, video, film, and webcasts. Mr. Graham’s counsel was sought by presidents, and his appeal in both the secular and religious arenas is evidenced by the wide range of groups that have honored him, including numerous honorary doctorates from many institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Help us with our cause of setting a national holiday to remember this great man."
The Change.org petition was started six days ago by user Kyle Siler. So far, over 42,000 people have signed it as of Sunday afternoon. It is addressed to President Donald Trump, as well as senators Thom Tillis, Richard Burr and Jerry Tillman.
What do you think about this? Do you think he should have a national day in his honor? Let us know. In other news, a famous pro athlete just revealed that his infant daughter has died.