On a warm, sunny and solemn Memorial Day, more than 100 faithful gathered at St. John Cemetery in Middle Village for the diocese’s annual field Mass.
Auxiliary Bishop James Massa celebrated the Memorial Day Field Mass at St. Mary Star of the Sea Cemetery in Lawrence, L.I. A small congregation of 25 people attended the liturgy that was celebrated under a large white tent surrounded by headstones decorated with flowers and American flags.
Msgr. Sherman Council of the Knights of Columbus in Glendale participated in the 80th annual Ridgewood and Glendale Memorial Day Parade. Father Fred Marano, pastor of Sacred Heart parish, East Glendale, gave the benediction.
The 151st annual Memorial Day Parade in Bay Ridge drew larger crowds and reported more participants than recent years
Sitting atop the back of a convertible, World War II veteran Luke Gasparre, 94, proudly waved to the crowds as he was driven along Northern Boulevard in the annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade May 28.
Our Memorial Day was originally known as “Decoration Day,” an opportunity to decorate many graves of the over 600,000 men who died in the Civil War. It was, by far, our nation’s costliest war in terms of human life, about two percent of the entire population. Today, that would translate into 6.5 million people. Memorial Day honors all who have died in military service to our country since its inception. But why should we, as a nation and as Catholics, remember something so … grim?
Dear Editor: With eternal gratitude, in honored memory of the God-inspired devotion to freedom lived, fought and died for by the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
U.S. Navy Lieut. Mark Bristol, aka Father Mark Bristol, parochial vicar at St. Anastasia parish, Douglaston, celebrated his first anniversary as a priest, with a three-day whirlwind observance of Fleet Week.
A Memorial Day Field Mass was held May 29 at Holy Cross Cemetery, East Flatbush. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa was the main celebrant.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, As we approach Memorial Day, which was originally was called Decoration Day, we are reminded that this is a day of remembrance for those who have died in defense of our Nation. The actual beginnings of Memorial Day seem to be lost in history.