Memorial Day Clarification
To All the Saints of Austin:
In earlier messages, I gave an incorrect definition of those honored on Memorial Day. According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, “Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.”
I’m asking that you email me, no later than midnight tonight, a photo of each person you want to remember by name. Please send me his or her full formal name, including rank and military branch, along with a photo (if available) and dates of birth and death (if available.) I will organize those into a series of images set to sacred music for this Sunday’s worship. I will not publish biographical statements, but will publish very brief descriptions (5-10 words max.) of how they gave their lives, if applicable.
Chris Pat Doe
Second Lieutenant, US Army
Died Storming the Beach at Normandy
Apologies for any impression I may have given that I would exclude anyone.