- Feb 25, 2020
Everyday Heroes” is a video series produced by the Knights of Columbus showcasing ordinary men acting in extraordinary ways, who are strengthened by their Catholic faith and membership in the Knights of Columbus.
A letter that touched one young woman’s life in ways she never expected is one she wrote six years ago when she was an eighth grader at St. Barnabas School in Indianapolis. It was a letter of thanks to a World War II hero for his service to his country.
One World War II veteran believes St. Therese kept him alive in the cockpit during six months of bombing runs that ended in 1944 when he reached the end of his tour of duty and returned to the United States.
As we celebrate Veteran’s Day, honoring the women and men who’ve served in the Armed Forces, it’s good to remember that soldiers have a vocation to be both patriot and peace-maker. While not always lived out well or with attentive focus, it is nevertheless a solemn vocation given to those who are willing to wear the uniform, apply law, carry arms prudently, and die to themselves for the sake of others.