Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

Remembering Our Veterans and the Importance of Our Military

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

Some of the most significant pictures I keep of my father are those where he is in his WWII uniform. The first is the wedding picture of my mother and my father. In 1943, he was deployed state-side, and he wore his uniform when they were married.

Father Ortiz, a Proud Latino Vet

BENSONHURST — The U.S. military is becoming more ethnically diverse, just like the country it serves. Case in point: Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority in the military, and the number of Latino veterans is projected to double within 10 years.

On Veterans Day, The Stories of Two Local Catholics

As the country celebrates Veterans Day this weekend, here are snapshots of two local Catholic veterans: one who died in February, and the other who is a deacon serving at a parish in Park Slope.

V.A. Tackles Issue of Veterans’ Health Care

As Veterans Day on Nov. 11 approaches, Aponte’s health struggles are reminders both of the sacrifice he and countless other veterans have made to keep the United States safe and free and of the sprawling V.A. medical system that treats them at home.

Serving God and Country: A Veteran and Priest

As we approach the 11th day of the 11th month, 100 years after the end of the First World War, let us ask the Prince of Peace to remove all prejudice, hatred and division from within our hearts.

Veterans Honored in Mill Basin

St. Bernard’s parish, Mill Basin, and the Long Island Council of the Knights of Columbus honored veterans, living and deceased, on Veterans Day.

Glendale Twirlers Salute Veterans

The Sacred Heart Academy Twirlers in Glendale participated in the annual Veterans Day Parade, sponsored by the Middle Village Chamber of Commerce Nov. 5.

Bishop’s Uncle Gave Life for His Country

On Veterans Day, we remember the brave men and women who served their country so that others could enjoy their freedom. So let’s take some time to recognize the sacrifice of 2nd Lt. Peter Chappetto, uncle of Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto.