Friday, November 17, 2017

Blue Mass to Honor the Lives Lost in 9/11 and Our Local Police Force

On September 11, St. Joseph School and Madonna High School  have collaborated together to hold a special mass to honor the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks in the US soil.  We also thank and honored our local law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS, military and their families.  With all the craziness going on in the country, it is  our obligation to teach our young generation  what is  honorable and right things to do.
The picture above is a powerful image that depicts the support of our  local law enforcement to our community.  I did not captured it clearly but I thought of taking a  chance to capture it to send out a message that kids should not be afraid of  police officers.  
It was nice seeing the community come together, young and old.  It was  a joy seeing the families of our local men and women in uniform.  
 We have a really good  law enforcement  team in Weirton and I am grateful for that.  It makes it  safer to  walk around in the  neighborhood knowing that they are always there  watching and on guard and ready to help anyone in need.  That's why it is very important that the children learn the importance of giving  them  respect that they deserve.
 The mass  really  united  the community.  It sent out a powerful message that if we can help out each other, we will succeed in conquering the bad element in our society.
 I thought it was a really special way of  showing  them our  respect and support.
 The children at St. Joseph made  some personalized gifts and gave it to all the men and women in uniform who attended the  mass celebration.
 There was a reception at the Madonna  cafeteria after the mass.

To all our men and women in uniform, thank you very much for your service.

19 comments:

  1. This is such a great way to honor the lives lost on September 11th. Honoring the local law enforcement officers, fire fighters and EMT's was such a nice thing to do. We all need to show our appreciation to these dedicated men and women who protect and serve.

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  2. What a wonderful way to honor the men and women who serve and protect us day in and day out. More people should do this.

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  3. This is such a wonderful mass. It's always wonderful when you can thank those who help others.

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  4. This was touching. My father is a veteran and I understand. These individuals put their lives on the line everyday to protect us. Much respect!

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  5. What a a heartwarming reason to hold mass. I think it's wonderful to honor those that serve and protect us, and those that lost their lives while doing so.

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  6. Beautiful just beautiful. Our church is always looking for ways to honor those who serve in our community and this would be so ideal. I have to share this with our pastor as I hope we can do this at our church soon.

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  7. What a beautiful way to honor all the service men and women in your community. I wish more would do this.

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  8. What a wonderful way to honour so many people, all those people who risk their lives for us day after day are just amazing.

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  9. It is our responsibility to teach our children to do the right thing. It's great that the ceremony recognized those that serve, they do so much for us.

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  10. You live in such a caring community and I wish more were like this. Those who protect us do the hardest job that there is.

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  11. This sounded like a wonderful way to come together as a community. It's nice that the children participated!

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  12. Very beautiful. Giving honor to others is always a good thing! Teaching our kids to be thoughtful and mindful of peoples sacrifices is important.

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  13. Honoring the lives lost on 9/11 is very important. It's nice that they are taking the time to acknowledge all the first responders.

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  14. This is a day no one should forget. We here in Chattanooga also had the date of 7/16 where 5 serviceman was killed by a homegrown terrorist.

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  15. Thank you for sharing this. It is so important for us to remember those who so tragically lost their lives on that dreadful day.

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  16. It's always amazing to see a community come together. Especially over something that changed so many people's lives.

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  17. Most of the times we take for granted the hard work and sacrifices the uniformed men and women do. It is so heartening to read about the mass, yes the kids need to understand the right perspectives and getting them involved is so important.

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  18. What a wonderful way to com together as a community! This is also teaching kids the importance of honoring your service men and women!

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  19. Such a touching tribute! It is so difficult to forget what happened on that fateful day. So many lives were lost in a senseless attack. I also love that your chilren's school honored the first responders. These men and women put their lives on the line for us.

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It's always a pleasure to read what you have to say! Thank you!

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