Many thanks to our Indiana K of C Councils, Assemblies and individual Brother Knights who put together projects to recognize the dedication of America's Veterans around this year's 11th of November Veteran's Day Holiday. These state-wide efforts included Parish Veterans Mass, Wreath Laying ceremonies, providing Color Guards/ Marchers in civic parades, and volunteer service at VA Medical facilities. For more than 135 years, from the founding members of the Knights who were Civil War Veterans, to the current "Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage", the Knights of Columbus has stood in support of the men and women of the armed forces of the countries in which it exists.
Are you aware of the dire shortage of Catholic Military Chaplains to serve our military members on deployment or at their Home Station? Next month I will provide details on that situation - and the proactive actions by our Order and the Archdiocese of Military Services to alleviate the problem. You can be proud of what the Knights of Columbus has done to date and learn how we can help continue making progress in the future!
Veterans Affairs Chairman