11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, St. Martin’s Day, Martin Mass, which for centuries can be considered the beginning of winter because of our customs and patters of harvest and so forth.
In Paris, leaders of countries involved in WWI have gathered for special ceremonies.
There are some good videos of the Remembrance Day ceremony in London. Here is one of them. I am sure you can find others.
Today is, in these USA, Veteran’s Day, which honors those who served and are serving in the military.
Today would be a good day to make a donation to the Archdiocese of Military Services.
I did so today, in memory of a priest, Army Chaplain, who was gravely injured in Iraq and who died of those wounds in 2009. He was, as a seminarian, one year behind me at the St. Paul Seminary and, ordained in 1992, was a priest of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Maj. Henry Timothy “Tim” Vakoc. May he rest in peace.
DONATE to the Archdiocese for Military Services!