Thursday, November 11, 2010

Today is Veterans Day

Thank a veteran for their sacrifices. Pray for those you cannot thank. And let us not forget the brave priests who serve and have served as chaplains on the battlefields of history.

Take a moment to look at the pictures below, taken from throughout U.S. military history, of scenes of grace in the midst of battle. And let us never forget.

Union soldiers and their priest before a battlefield Mass during the Civil War.

Mass after the Battle of Saipan, World War II.

Mass after the liberation of Strasbourg, France. World War II.

Mass on the battlefield of Iwo Jima. World War II.

U.S. soldiers attending Mass during the Korean War.

Mass after the Battle of Coral, Vietnam.

Mass at Camp Victory in Iraq.
Mass aboard a U.S. Navy ship during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Mass at a U.S. combat outpost in Kandahar, Afghanistan.