Photos: Veterans Day ceremony at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Veterans Day ceremony at ABVM

Air Force.


Coast Guard.

Marine Corps.


The men and women who have served in these branches of the armed forces were honored recently by students at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School in Belmont.

Assumption students held their Veterans Day observance on Nov. 8. They began the day with Mass, inviting veterans to join in worship. A reception followed, including remarks from local state Representative Lynn Afendoulis, who thanked the veterans for their service to our country. Fourth graders also sang a song honoring each branch of service.

See photos from the events at Assumption in the gallery at this link.

The ceremony at Assumption is just one example of Veterans Day events at Catholic schools around the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

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