Into The Deep: Memorial Day 2012 5/25/12
It’s finally here – Memorial Day weekend! For many of us, this is the unofficial start of summer and we get to enjoy a much-deserved day off, maybe do some outdoor grilling, or head out for a beach getaway.
But, most importantly, this holiday is set aside to remember America’s fallen soldiers. Memorial Day began as a holiday to remember the brave service men who gave their lives during the Civil War, considered bloodiest and deadliest war experienced on American soil.
Over the years it has become a day when we honor the brave men and women of all wars, past and present, who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe and preserve our freedom.
Here in the Diocese of Brooklyn we honor military sacrifices with prayer and solemn observances at our Catholic cemeteries. Our News Director Ed Wilkinson talked with Bishop Nicholas Dimarzio about the special meaning behind this Catholic tradition as well as the powerful faith that drives our belief in the resurrection. It’s all in this week’s Into The Deep.