Veteran's Day at Assumption

Posted on November 11, 2021 in: General News

Veteran’s Day - Remembering our Heroes
In 1954, President Dwight D Eisenhower signed a law passed by the Congress of the United States Congress to mark November 11 as a legal holiday passed a law to mark Nov. 11 as a legal holiday known as Veteran’s Day to honor Veterans from all wars.  This day was previously called Armistice Day.  For much of the rest of the world and especially in Europe, they continue to celebrate Armistice Day, the day that marks the end of World War I. Why was November 11th chosen to honor our veterans?  Because on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the armistice was signed signaling the end of WWI.
Our Prayer Service was developed by the 7th Grade Class (Mrs. Chassaniol’s Homeroom).  Veterans from our community were invited to attend, and two parent veterans were asked to speak, Colonel Compardo and Captain Baker with our students. There words were moving and highlighted the importance of honor and integrity in life.
7th grade students enter the church and processed in holding a sign with a name of one war fought for American freedom since the 1700s.  As they entered, taps was played and students lined the steps of the sanctuary holding their posters. Other 7th grade students read petitions for current military men and women, for our country, and for those that lead us.
Colonel Compardo, who wore his uniform, read the military oath that he and other veterans have taken when they joined the armed forces:
I, (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the president of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

    Colonel Compardo
  Captain Baker