Catholic Cemeteries honoring Armed Forces

Someone left a flag on the grave of Father Earl J. Rausch, a chaplain who served with the Army during World War II and the Korean War, for Memorial Day at Calvary Cemetery.

Someone left a flag on the grave of Father Earl J. Rausch, a chaplain who served with the Army during World War II and the Korean War, for Memorial Day at Calvary Cemetery, last year on Memorial Day. (Record File Photo)

In observance of Memorial Day, Catholic Cemeteries is honoring men and women who died while serving in the Armed Forces, active military and veterans.

Throughout the month of May, families are invited to leave tribute letters for past and present service members in a box located in the Catholic Cemeteries office building at Calvary Cemetery, 1600 Newburg Road. Families also are invited to post photos of past and present service members on a display board in the cemetery office.

A prayer service, “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heros,” will be conducted at noon on May 31 at St. Michael Cemetery, 1153 Charles St. Prayers and photos will be collected during the service and buried afterward. The service will include a 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps.” For more information, call 451-7710.

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