The Veterans’ Support Group is composed of former military members of the armed forces who are retired, active duty, reservists, guardsmen including those who have served one or more tours of duty. The group’s goal is to enable area veterans and current military members to know and assist each other in our parish and community life. The group aims to establish a WGV-area presence as a support referral resource to assist military-associated people seeking support. Under the banner of “Calling All Vets,” the intent is to encourage military members returning from combat zones in their transition to community and to parish life.
The Veterans’ Support Group established and maintains the OLGC Cemetery VETERANS’ MONUMENT with our nation’s flag and those of the military services on display. There is an on-going memorial paver program to honor family, friends, military associations and favorite military units at the base of our Veterans’ Monument. Parishioners and area residents are invited to experience the peace and serenity of the monument site as they reflect on the service of their special veteran.
The Veterans’ Group supports the annual OLGC Cemetery Veteran’s Day Mass and the Veterans’ Monument wreath-laying ceremony. The Group will sponsor annual Veteran’s Appreciation luncheons and/or dinners highlighting community veteran outreach services. The Veterans’ Group has Leadership Committee sessions and Quarterly General Membership Meetings or Socials. Anyone who has served any period of time in our nation’s armed forces is cordially invited to the meeting and socials as announced in our parish bulletin and on this web-site.
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Contact: Ed Moitoza