Deacon Liam O’Shea-Creal remembers attending memorial services with military honors growing up, looking down the pews, and never seeing a dry eye. He was taught to shake a hand firmly, to show respect, and to let someone in a veteran’s hat pass him in line.
It is appropriate to tell Father Bryan Carney, “Thank you for your service,” because he spent 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, but he still wears a military uniform, and with great pride.
Dear Editor: The article (July 3) about priests serving in the military has special meaning to me. The priest that was mentioned in the article, Father Lukasz J. Willenberg, is a priest I served with at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Community at Fort Bragg, N.C., from July, 2014 to July, 2015.