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Veteran’s Day Mass at Holy Family School

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On November 11, Holy Family School’s third and fifth grade students planned our Veteran’s Day Mass honoring our country’s veterans.

For the past several years, the third and fifth graders have learned about the Honor Flight for World War II Veterans, an organization that provides an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to see the memorial, and other special events.

Having written letters to the 90-year-old veterans, students offered their appreciation for their service to our country. They extended invitations to attend the Veteran’s Day Mass and reception and we were honored that several of them attended!
Students prepared for the liturgy and with the help of some members of the community, made poppy boutonnieres for each veteran. Holy Family pastor, Father Andrew Nguyen, presided at the Mass where he thanked and blessed our vets.

One of our veterans, wrote a book, and presented it to Julia Kerner and Max Nguyen, the students with whom he corresponded. The book was about his life during World War II and what his job was during the war.