Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA made public address to the faithful on honoring Veterans Day
November 11, 2019 is Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day. Council of Bishops of the UOC of the USA made public address to the faithful on honoring veterans:
«The Armistice to end World War I, known at that time as the war to end all wars, was signed by and between the Germans and the Allies in the early morning of November 11th, 1918 – 101 years ago this year – which became effective at the 11th minute, after the 11thhour, on the 11thday of the 11thmonth.
Our Veterans Day observance is particularly important on the Spiritual Center/Metropolia of our Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, where the National Ukrainian-American Veterans Memorial is located before St. Andrew Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ. We take pride in the fact that many Ukrainian Americans have served in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard – during times of war or times of relative peace – many living in our parish communities throughout the country, along with those presently serving in any branch of the Armed Forces. We owe them all a great debt and we pray for them on this day», - wrote Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel.