St. Anna’s Catholic Church Honors its Military Veterans
On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, St. Anna’s Catholic Church in Monroe, Georgia, honored its congregation’s military veterans by dedicating its “Veterans Wall of Honor”. Spearheaded and solicited by the Knights of Columbus, Council 14425, the church’s parishioners submitted over 200 photos of their families’ military veterans. The Knights did the rest by processing, printing, framing, and displaying the pictures on the Wall of Honor for the congregation to review. The Veterans Wall of Honor will be up for a three week period.
St. Anna’s Color Guard composed of military veterans in uniform placed the American ﬂag on the altar, and the congregation recited the pledge of allegiance. Dignitaries from Georgia’s State Knights of Columbus and all veterans present were recognized. The offertory gifts were brought to the altar by the veterans.
Robert Costantino, a Knight and Veteran, discussed his personal perspective for service in the military, and related how today’s citizens must support our nation by volunteering for service consistent with its defense needs and the maintenance of our freedoms. All veterans were asked to stand by Father Dan to receive a special blessing. A reception of coffee and donuts followed in the parish hall.