EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — It’s a 70-year-old tradition at East Liverpool High School — singing the Lord’s Prayer at graduation.
This year, the school was forced to remove the song from its program, WTOV reports, but the graduating class refused to say goodbye to the tradition.
WTOV reports that Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation told school administrators they should stop the choir from singing the Lord’s Prayer at graduation ceremonies.
The school removed the song rather than go to court and spend money.
But in reaction, this year’s valedictorian took to the stage and led the class in a recitation of the Lord’s Prayer during the ceremony.
They ended to applause and a standing ovation.
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