On the Fourth of July, Sir Knights Tom Carter and Bob Balog again celebrated Independence Day with a boom, actually six booms! These Brothers, both retired US Army Field artillerymen, volunteered to serve as two crew members on the five-man Ball’s Bluff Civil War Battlefield Cannon Demonstration Team. They rolled the cannon, a reproduction James six-pounder, out to the middle of the battlefield while a brass band from GMU played period music. They fired six rounds (powder only!) to the delight of the 75 spectators that were there.
Next Sunday, June 2, is your last opportunity until Fall to join the Knights of Columbus for breakfast from 8:30-11:30am in the BrownMcCarthy Auditorium.
Our charity this month is Divine Mercy Care. The Family of Man Council, working with other Knights councils in our area, have raised enough to purchase an ultrasound machine. The goal of this charity breakfast is to support the other life-affirming services they provide.
On Wednesday, May 8th, several members of the Family of Man Council hosted 99 Veterans, including 13 from WWII, who came to Washington from the Chicago area. Three of our Brothers accompanied the Veterans throughout their visit: Joe Skowronski, Grant Buehrig and Bob Balog. Brother Mike Wells was also at Dulles Airport to welcome these gallant men and women and get them on the way to visit the National Memorials.
The Knights of Columbus are hosting their next charity breakfast on Sunday, May 5 from 8:30-11:30am in the Brown- McCarthy Auditorium. This month’s beneficiary will be the Jill’s House (https://www.jillshouse.org). Jill’s House provides support to families raising children with intellectual disabilities. The respite offered includes short-term overnight care and weekend and day-care programs at camps.
Please join the Knights and your friends for a wonderful breakfast and to help this outstanding organization.
The Family of Man Council, teaming with the SJN Pro-Life Ministry, has decided to raise money to purchase an advanced ultrasound machine for the Divine Mercy Care/Tepeyac OB/GYN Clinic in Fairfax, VA. The Tepeyac clinic has been providing quality, life-affirming care for women and the unborn for over 25 years and the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Arlington has certified that it follows Catholic moral and ethical principles.