Veterans

Articles

November 10, 2017

By: The Rt. Rev. Carl Walter Wright VII Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries

I greet you in the Name of the Lord Jesus on this the 98th commemoration of “Veterans Day.” It used to be called “Armistice Day” in thanksgiving for the peace that was signed between the Allied and Axis powers.  When President Woodrow Wilson made the second Armistice Day (11 November 1919) an...

November 8, 2017

I greet you in the Name of the Lord Jesus on this the 98th commemoration of “Veterans Day.” It used to be called “Armistice Day” in thanksgiving for the peace that was signed between the Allied and Axis powers. When President Woodrow Wilson made the second Armistice Day (11 November 1919) an...

November 10, 2014

[Episcopal News Service] The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is drawing on its rich history of supporting servicemen and women by leading the creation of Veteran Friendly Congregations.

Brotherhood President Robert Dennis cites too many instances of veterans struggling to get the help they...

October 5, 2014

[Diocese of Texas] The sanctuary is quiet, empty and dark. The doors open, and veterans of more than five wars slowly walk in and surround the baptismal font. Prayers for light are spoken as the candles and torches are lit. The pilgrimage begins.

Veterans at this Pilgrimages of...

September 9, 2014

Kirby Kelly, renowned blues guitarist, prepares for a recital with a group of veterans. Photo: Diocese of Texas

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Col. Lynn Smith-Henry (ret.) and Kim Perlock, a classical guitarist and educator, weren’t necessarily on the same journey...

March 31, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] Military service is an historical tradition in Navajo culture.

In Mike Bekis’ immediate family, for instance, 38 members have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

“Just like my five uncles before us, they were all World War II [...

November 11, 2011

Editor's note: This piece first appeared online in The Huffington Post's Religion Section.

For many people of my generation who came of age through rites of passage in the 1960s, military service most often was looked upon as the least preferred life choice. Even amongst those of us who...

May 27, 2010

When I was a boy growing up during the Korean War, I was reminded of the risks our men in uniform were enduring and of the need for us at home to make some sacrifice in support of their efforts in that far away country. I heard stories of the enforced sacrifice of World War II, of ration stamps...

By: Federal Ministries

Recently Bishop Packard attended the annual Awards Lunch for VA Chaplains, where our own Chaplain Bill Mahedy received the Chaplain of the Year award in the full-time category.  The luncheon speaker was Dr. Thomas L. Garthwaite, Under Secretary for Health.  The following is an excerpt from his...

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The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America continue our united call to