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Past National President Lupita Martinez in the video below
CWV Post 386 at Purple Heart Hall of Fame’s “Four Chaplains Ceremony” – click HERE to read article and watch video
ALL SAINTS POST 1970, Steubenville, Ohio in the news!
Ohio’s newest Post is taking on a big project. The members are prepping Bibles to mail out to Active Duty Service members, with a Catholic twist to them Click HERE to read how and what this Post and its members are doing as a Catholic Action project.
Father Anthony V Dell’Anno, Past National Chaplain laid to rest
On Saturday May 21, 2016, a contingent of Catholic War Veteran members attended the wake for our past National Chaplain, Father Anthony V Dell’Anno. Included in the group of 20+ members were 4 chaplains., Fr. John Sheehan, Past National Chaplain, Fr. Bill McLaughlin, current National Chaplain for the Auxiliary, Fr. Anthony Channin, Chaplain of Post #1935, and Fr. Arthur Minichello from Saints Simon & Jude Parish in Brooklyn, where the Funeral Mass for Father Dell’Anno was offered. In the course of our short CWV ceremony, Father McLaughlin led us in a decade of the Rosary. Father Sheehan read “Our Dead” from a certificate that was presented to Fr Dell’Anno’s family, and also gave a short eulogy, during which he recounted that Fr Dell’Anno had told Father Sheehan that the most important thing in his life was being a priest.
Ambassador F. Haydn Williams Founder of the National World War II Memorial Honored & Remembered
National Headquarters Office Manager Karen Stone , accompanied by Wes Stone (who took the photograph above).represented the CWV at a wreath laying and ceremony held on Friday May 20th at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, for Ambassador F. Haydn Williams, whose dream was seeing the Memorial. built. The event was hosted by the Friends of the National World War II Memorial, and speeches were delivered by the head of the American Battle Monuments Commission, the architect of the memorial, the President of the Friends group, the National Park Service Superintendent, and the Ambassador’s great niece. Also participating in the ceremony and laying a wreath was an Honor Flight of veterans from Colorado. Ambassador Williams was a Navy Veteran so the ceremony concluded with the Navy Hymn, followed by a 21 bell salute, and the playing of Taps.
WJTA Holy Family Catholic Radio in Leipsic, OH featured the local Catholic War Veterans Post, St. Martins 1964, at the radio station’s annual “Spring Radiothon” fundraiser. The money raised is used for local operations and for two expansion projects into the Findlay and Lima, OH areas.
During this three day event they featured a multitude of Catholic Organizations and Musical Artists. St. Martin Post 1964 was featured on Friday, April 8th, 2016. CWV was slotted by the radio station this year thanks in part to last year’s successful launch of “Operation Shock-n-Awesome”, where the Post surprised the radio station with a $500.00 donation, and got them some air time.
This year National Commander Arminda Crawford called in and helped tell the CWV story. The Post members were on air for 30 minutes, allowing them to expand on some of the projects they are currently working on. St. Martins Post also donated another $500.00 to help the radio station expand into two cities and their surrounding areas.
St. Martin – Post 1964 has big plans for our future. On that note, speaking of “BIG” – pictured from left to right are: Andrew Wilhelm, 3 year Director Dept. of Ohio, Fr. Stephen Schroeder, Post 1964’s Chaplain, and Jeff Compton, Holy Family Radio’s Station Manager.