Knights of Columbus will dedicate new memorial in Albion on Veterans Day

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 November 2020 at 11:35 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – A new memorial for veterans at Courthouse Square will be dedicated at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, which is Veterans Day.

The Knights of Columbus, Albion Council #1330, led the project which included support from St. Mary’s Archery Club, St. Mary’s Athletic Club, Orleans Veterans Club, American Legion Sheret Post in Albion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Strickland Post in Albion.

Besides a monument, there is a flag pole (left) with a flag that recognizes the different branches of the military.

The service at 1 p.m. includes an invocation and blessing of the memorial by Father Bernard Nowak, a former Navy chaplain who now serves as the priest for Holy Trinity Parish in Medina and Middleport. Other local dignitaries will give remarks and there will be a presentation form the Honor Guard.

Attendees need to wear masks and observe social distancing.

There are two benches as part of the memorial. One bench has an inscription, “To Commemorate.”

The other bench has the words, “To Heal.”

The larger stone states the following:

“Dedicated to our courageous brothers and sisters of this community who served our country in times of peace and war. We thank them for their service. And especially to those who gave their lives in that service. May God grant them eternal rest.”

The stone includes the insignias of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Army National Guard and Merchant Marine.

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