Catholic Cemeteries honors military

Susan Meyers visited Calvary Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 27, and left flags at the graves of her father, Army veteran Joseph Gullo. (Record Photo by Marnie McAllister)

Susan Meyers visited Calvary Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 27, and left a flag at the grave of her father, Army veteran Joseph Gullo. (Record Photo by Marnie McAllister)

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Catholic Cemeteries has joined thousands of Catholic cemeteries in a national celebration to honor men and women who died while serving in the armed forces. The observance, which will close with a prayer service June 1,  also recognizes active military members and veterans.

Calvary Cemetery provided free flags May 27 for visitors to place near headstones. Flags made of wood and cloth will be permitted at Catholic Cemeteries through next Sunday, June 2.

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.

In addition, families may place prayers and tribute letters for past and present soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in a box located during the month of May on the front entrance of the office building in Calvary Cemetery.

Families also may place photos of past and present military personnel on a display board located in the Catholic Cemeteries’ office.

On June 1, there will be a prayer service at St. Michael Cemetery at noon. Afterward, the prayers and photos will be collected and buried. For more information about the service, call 451-7710.

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