CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Area Ministerial Association and other interested North Okaloosa residents will observe the National Day of Prayer.

The event begins 6:30 p.m. May 4 at the Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Drive.

"We have 20 churches in the Crestview Area Ministerial Association (that) have been invited to participate at the event," Harry Tomlin, the association's National Day of Prayer organizer, said. "It's annually held on the courthouse steps. This year we don't have a courthouse, so in trying to find a place, we ended up getting the … Crestview Community Center."

The program, which should last over a half-hour, will include a keynote speaker and music. Other details are still being finalized.

The National Day of Prayer is when people of all faiths are invited to pray for the United States and its leaders. President Harry S. Truman signed the bill into law in 1952, according to the website www.nationaldayofprayer.org.