Posted on the official U.S. Senate website is:
"Chaplain's Office--Throughout the years, the United States Senate has honored the historic separation of Church and State, but not the separation of God and State...
"...The first Senate, meeting in New York City on APRIL 25, 1789, elected the Right Reverend Samuel Provost, the Episcopal Bishop of New York, as its first Chaplain...
On February 7, 1984, President Reagan addressed the National Association of Secondary School Principals:
"God...should never have been expelled from America's schools."
As we struggle to teach our children...we dare not forget that our civilization was built by men and women who placed their faith in a loving God.
If Congress can begin each day with a moment of prayer...so then can our sons and daughters."