Honoring their sacrifice

| November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Military veteran Bob Spinharney of Holy Family in St. Louis Park leads a procession of the American flag during a Veterans Day Mass Nov. 11 at Holy Family celebrated by the pastor, Father Thomas Dufner. Showing allegiance to the flag are students of Holy Family Academy. After Mass, eighth-graders at the school served breakfast to veterans and their spouses. Guest speaker Hector Matascastillo of St. Paul described his distinguished service in the U.S. Army, which included tours of duty in Iraq and numerous other countries, plus his personal battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit

Students at St. Pius X School in White Bear Lake carrying flags into the school assembly, accompanied by stirring hymns from the band and choir.

Students at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School in Eagan prayed a blessing over about 25 veterans, during a gathering in their honor.

The celebration included music by the band and choir.

The celebration included music by the band and choir.

The celebration included music by the band and choir and a large flag fashioned out of cutouts of the students’ hands.

Photos by Dave Hrbacek

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