Supporting Veterans this Christmas

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Since its beginnings, the Knights of Columbus has supported active military personnel and our veterans.

Did you know that the Knights of Columbus began its social service to soldiers in 1916?  During World War I, the Knights of Columbus built and operated KC Huts in training camps throughout the United States and behind the lines in Western Europe, all bearing the motto “Everybody Welcome, Everything Free.” There, soldiers of every faith found a haven during their service to their country.

The support that began nearly a century ago continues well into the present. Countless care packages have been sent to troops stationed in the Middle East and elsewhere. In Places like Iraq and Afghanistan, the Knights of Columbus has sent numerous supplies and goods. One of our Knights, Louis Neri, is coordinating collection of needed items for MSHV Veterans Wishlist Flyer (click to open PDF)

Last year we began a tradition of supporting local Veterans with household items at Christmas time.  We will be collecting supplies from this wishlist at our December joint Christmas Party on December 18th.   Please bring your items that evening.