Veterans Day

Each year on November 11, we in the United States observe Veterans Day and remember all those who have served our country in times of war. Among those veterans are our military chaplains. Five military chaplains, all of them Catholics, have received the Medal of Honor since the Civil War. Two of them are on the path to sainthood as their stories of bravery have touched people the world over. Their example inspires a new generation of men to be chaplains as well. Learn more about these military chaplains on the USCCB website.


Did you know? The annual observance of Veterans Day in the United States on November 11th has its roots in the armistice that ended World War I hostilities in 1918. The armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed thereafter that November 11 be observed as "Armistice Day."  In 1954, Congress passed legislation that renamed the federal holiday "Veterans Day," in recognition of the service of veterans of all U.S. Wars. For prayers for deceased veterans, soldiers and their families, visit the USCCB website


Please note: in observance of Veterans Day, the Pastoral Center will be closed.