In WWII Poland, Caring Catholics Protected Jewish People

There are numerous stories of Catholics from Nazi-occupied countries who put themselves at risk to save the lives of Jewish people, said Jolanta Zamecka, vice chair of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County.

Vet Honored by Parish, Knights, School Kids in Astoria

Bill LaCovara of Astoria rattles off names, dates, and places of every major naval engagement in the Pacific during the last two years of World War II. He was there, serving aboard two destroyers — USS Wadleigh and USS Prichett. He was honored on Flag Day, June 14, at his parish, Immaculate Conception – Astoria.

Belle Harbor Parish Honors Four Chaplains, Parishioner, Lost on the Dorchester

Each year, St. Francis de Sales Parish in Belle Harbor honors Pvt. Daniel O’Connor, an honor student from the parish’s Catholic academy. He died with more than 600 servicemen, including the famed “Four Chaplains,” in the sinking of the troop ship Dorchester during World War II. The parish will honor Pvt. O’Connor again at noon, Sunday, Feb. 5, during the parish’s annual Mass for the Dorchester’s dead.

Only In Print: WWII Hero Comes Home For His Final Rest

A burial nearly 80 years in the making took place at St. John’s Cemetery in Middle Village on Saturday, Nov. 19.   And when Lt. John J. Heffernan Jr., a bomber pilot killed in World War II, was finally laid to rest, it was a testament to his family’s determination.

Brooklyn’s Memorial Day Parade Makes a Comeback, of Sorts

The Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, at 11 a.m. — with a twist. Instead of marching on foot, participants will be driving in a caravan of antique cars and military vehicles like Jeeps and Humvees.