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Support grows for online petition to create federal holiday for Billy Graham

FILE - In this June 26, 2005 file photo, the Rev. Billy Graham speaks on stage on the third and last day of his farewell American revival in the Queens borough of New York. A national call to make a new federal holiday in Graham's honor continues to grow. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) - A national call to make a new federal holiday in the Rev. Billy Graham's honor continues to grow.

Kyle Siler started an online petition in support of the holiday on change.org a week ago.

It has now reached more than 73,000 signatures, with a goal of 75,000.

Graham died at his home in Montreat Feb. 21. He was 99.

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