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Join us as we Wash The Viet Nam Memorial Wall on April 25, 2015

Clean The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial - April 25, 2015

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Many Brother Knights from around the Virginia District will be joining Fr. Kelley and Fr. Richardson Assemblies on 25 April to clean the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial (VVM) in Washington, DC. Will you join us?

Our task is simple; clean the East and West walls and police the surrounding grounds around the memorial. The National Park Service provides the cleaning supplies, e.g., hoses, rags, ladders, brushes, soap, etc. for this effort. Our responsibility; supply the work force to make it happen. It takes approximately two hours to clean, wash, and police the memorial. This activity is open to all Brother Knights, family members, and friends. In addition, don’t forget to pass the word about this special event to your fellow knights at your next council and assembly meeting.

The VVM stands prominently on the National Mall just northeast of the Lincoln Memorial. The memorial currently consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers Statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the VVM Wall, which is the best-known part of the memorial. American architect Maya Lin designed the Memorial Wall.

More than 58,000 names are inscribed on the polished black granite wall of the men and women who gave their lives or still missing in action. The wall’s mirror like finish reflects the images of the surrounding trees, lawns and monuments. There are two walls, East and West walls. The East wall is pointing to the Washington Monument while the West wall points to the Lincoln Memorial. Each wall is 246.75 feet long, composed of 70 separate inscribed granite panels, plus 4 panels at the end without names. The panels themselves are 40 inches in width and at the vertex; the walls are 10.1 feet in height.

Here are the particulars about this project:
Event: Clean the VVM
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Woodbridge Muster Time & Car Pool Location: 5:45 am, Kelley Council Hall (13386 Telegraph Road, Wdbg, VA 22192)
Transportation Mode: Car Pool/Caravan to the VVM
Report Location: VVM (23rd St. NW & Constitution Ave., Washington, DC, 20037) NLT 6:30 am
Parking: Anywhere along Constitution Avenue or Ohio Drive (Map will be provided upon request)
Dress: Be prepared to get a little wet. Dress for the weather as well.
Event Duration: 6:30 – 8:30 am

If you plan to participate in this event, please notify me as soon as possible but NLT 22 April. Again, participation in this service project is open to all Virginia District Knights, their family members, and friends.

ViVat Jesus
Dave Hermann
571 275-4670

Laying Wreaths at Quantico National Cemetery

Laying Wreaths at Quantico National Cemetery, Saturday, December 7

The Knights of Columbus need volunteers to help lay 6,400 Christmas wreaths
on the graves of our fallen national heroes. Please note, candidates must
have an adult with them to help with this project as there is no adult to
oversee their work/safety. Please use the main entrance on 619( Joplin
Road), and park along the road in the cemetery, but not on the grass.

Arrival time is between 9-930. Dress warmly as you will be outside for
several hours and bring work gloves. You may wish to bring hot drinks to be
left in your vehicle for warmup. At 10a.m., a short ceremony will commence
with the presentation of the Colors at the circle in Section 10 followed by
the distribution of the wreaths.

I am supposed to be on the email distribution from St. Francis and I haven't
shown this to Fr. Mike nor to our Confirmation instructor. I can go ahead
and leave this for Fr. Mike ( he won't see this until Thursday-- he will be
out on Wednesday) and give a heads up to our Confirmation instructor, but I
wanted to see if there is a protocol to follow.

Catholic College Night

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Holy Spirit School Gymnasium
8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003

Parents – High School Juniors- Seniors or Grads
Meet college admissions officers and alums!!
Get the info you need for the important decisions ahead

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Northern Virginia


Pilgrimage of the Sea Services

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton will welcome visitors on October 5 at 3 pm for its annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services. Members of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and The United States Public Health Service along with family members and friends will gather at the Basilica in Emmitsburg. The event is held each year to honor Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton as Patroness of the Sea Services and ask for her intercession for all the men and women serving in our nation’s Sea Services. 

The only event of its kind in the United States, the Sea Services Pilgrimage draws hundreds of visitors to the Shrine for a Mass and reception. “This year we are honored to have Bishop Robert Coyle, Archdiocese for the Military Services, celebrate Mass,” said Rob Judge, executive director of The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. “It is also an honor to have Admiral William Fallon, U.S. Navy (Retired) chair the Sea Services committee for the second year,” said Judge. “The committee is instrumental in coordinating the annual event and spreading devotion to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton as the Patroness of the Sea Services and we are blessed to have Admiral Fallon leading a renewed effort to further this great devotion.”

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