Sunday, May 27, 2012
Blessing Our Veterans
During the service all the names of the veterans from the past were called out to be honored. We have men buried in our cemetery who served all the way back to the Civil War. We also thanked the Veterans in attendance or who are currently serving. We have such a small parish that we only had 5 men stand to be recognized and two who are serving. We were proud to hear Michael's name called, along with our friend's son-in-law, Miguel, who are both in Afghanistan.
The boys were serving at the altar today, so they were blessed to be a part of the service. After Mass, we walked out to the cemetery together. The priest gave a special blessing of remembrance to all of those who served our country buried in the cemetery. Then he blessed the veterans present, and he ended by blessing all of those present.
Tomorrow will be the big celebration so going to rest this afternoon so I can enjoy the fun tomorrow.