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.

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