Memorial Day 2009 Ceremony Held

Our traditional, annual Memorial Day service was held at the parish cemetery on Florida Grove Road in Hopelawn, NJ on Monday morning, May 25. The American-Ukrainian Veterans began the ceremony with the placement of wreaths near the Veterans Monument honoring the twelve parishioners who died serving our country in WWI and WWII. Following was panakhyda at the cemetery circle, the site of the Shrine of the Resurrection of Christ, the Veteran's Monument and the grave of former Assistant Pastor Father Dmytro Fedasiuk. The service concluded with taps performed by parishioner, US Army Sergeant First Class John Grausam.
The American-Ukrainian Veterans along with the Holy Name Society recently donated funds for the renovation of the cemetery circle area. The landscaping improvements were completed by MCB Landscaping in time for the Memorial Day services so that attendees could see and appreciate the improvements.  The Holy Name Society recently refitted the circle's flag poles so that the American and Ukrainian flags can be proudly displayed.
To our dear veterans who have passed away, especially those who died in action, we say, "Vichnaya Pahmyat – Eternal Memory."
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Memorial Day 2009 Ceremony