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VETERANS DAY SERVICE

 Join us for our Annual Veterans Day Service at the Chapel
on November 11, 2021 at 11:00am

You are invited to join us for a Veteran’s Day service here at the Chapel as we remember and pray for all of the veterans who sacrificed and continue to sacrifice so much for the freedoms and liberty we enjoy.  Invite your favorite veteran (or come holding the memory of your veteran in the presence of God) and join us for a brief service of Midday prayer for Veterans Day.  If weather permits, our service will include a procession to the cloisters for a final prayer at the statue, “Sacrifice and Devotion” which in World War I became a pilgrimage site for mothers, sisters, wives and sweethearts of serving soldiers and earned for the Chapel the title “the shrine of the Nation”.  Please arrive early if you can.  We will begin promptly at 11am with a call to silence and prayer (for a period of two minutes) as we remember that on November 11, 1918 at 11:00am (Armistice Day), the guns were silenced and eventually lead to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles the following year.  All are welcome to join us for this important day of remembrance.

IN REMEMBRANCE OF SOME OF OUR WORLD WAR I VETERANS
WE CARE FOR IN OUR CHURCHYARD 

Army Brig. Gen. James C. Rosborough, a combat veteran of World War I who commanded artillery battalions during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. As commander of the 197th Field Artillery, “he saved the whole combat team, including the 109th Infantry, plus the 107th and 108th Field Artillery battalions during the heroic stand at Ettlebruck and Diekirch,” the largest battle in American history. During World War I, Gen. Rosborough fought with the Pennsylvania 28th Division in Europe.  A native of Pennsylvania, he was promoted to brigadier general while serving with the Army Reserve. He retired in 1965. His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the French Croix de Guerre with palms.

Corporal Herbert Warriner, a combat veteran of World War I, of the 109th Infantry, died of wounds on October 28 after being through much fighting with his regiment. He went to Camp Meade in September, 1917, and was placed in the 315th Infantry, however he was later transferred to the 109th, Company K. He received a piece of Shrapnel in the chest and died in gallant service to his country on October 15th.

Dimitri Fedotoff White (1889-1950) a combat veteran of World War I, was an Imperial Russian Navy officer from Saint Petersburg. He fought for the White forces during the Russian Civil War. He also fought for the British and in 1921 escaped Russia. White was a scholar, writer, and maritime expert. 

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