Veterans…

Thank you!

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11 Responses to Veterans…

  1. Jon says:

    A good place to go for Veterans Day prayers and reflections: http://www.vincentcapodanno.org/

  2. Dr. Mel-South Carolina says:

    And a salute and prayer for all the Catholic priests and religious who served our military veterans in all of our conflicts.
    SSgt Mel-USAF Vietnam veteran, South Carolina

  3. Alan (from England) says:

    We had a 2 minute silence today at my school and we all stood, at 11:00.

    We call it Armistice Day over here, and everyone wears poppy, FYI if it’s different in the US.

  4. Jim says:

    Thankyou Father for the picture. It makes me proud.

    And I’m not even a Yank. As for Alan and the poppies
    http://www.poppy.org.uk/index.php/flanders

    In Flanders’ Fields the Poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place: and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders’ Fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe;
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high,
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though Poppies grow

    May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace
    In Flanders’ Fields.

  5. Christian says:

    Father, I don\’t see any soldiers form the War of Northern Aggression in this pic….

    Here is a little tribute to them…

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc8MBIrqqzE

  6. ignorant redneck says:

    Lets also remember CPT (Chaplain) Jack “Father Jack” Pendergast, chaplain in the 82d Abn, who used to turn up amongst us in the most god awful and miserable places. If it sucked–Father Jack was liable to be right next to you with a smile, a wise crack and a blessing!

  7. Joamy says:

    All I can say is – Thank You.

  8. Br. Andrew, OP says:

    You are welcome!

    Rev. Br. Andrew McAlpin, O.P.
    EW3 U.S. Navy – USS Fox (CG-33) 1983-1987

  9. Charivari Rob says:

    Beautiful picture, Father. Did someone work that up for you, or did you find it elsewhere?

    I’m curious as to the eras, branches of the service, and landmarks represented. I can take an educated guess at maybe half of them. Hmmm, probably less than half. My old history books are in storage at my folks’ house. Was there a key on the original work that you might share with us? Or, perchance, an informed reader?

    From left to right, I’d say:

    1. looks like the Continental Soldier
    2. Marine?
    3.
    4. Cavalry?
    5. WWI era army?
    6. WWII era uniform. She has a lot of representing to be doing: nurses, WACS, WAVES, WASPS, and every woman since.
    7. Navy
    8.
    9. Gulf War to present day?
    10.
    11. Korea/Integration?
    12.
    13. Air Force
    14.
    15.
    16.
    17.

    Can anyone please correct me/fill in the blanks?

  10. Peter Karl T. Perkins says:

    Veterans’ Day? Never hear of it.

    Let us pray on this Remembrance Day for the serviceman who died defending this Dominion and the Empire in

    The War of 1812;

    The Boer War, 1899-1902;

    The Great War, 1914-1918;

    The Second World War, 1939-1945.

    I’ve lost relatives in the latter two (1916, Battle of the Somme; 1940, Battle of Britain) and my great-grandfather was a veteran of the Boer War.

    Peter Karl T. Perkins
    Victoria, B.C., Canada

  11. Peter Karl T. Perkins says:

    Further to my last post,

    I apologise for not including mention of the Korean War (1950-1953). I don’t know anyone who served in that conflict and forgot about momentarily. We must remember the dead from that War as well.

    P.K.T.P.