Campuses Celebrate Veterans with Special Chapel Services
All three Episcopal campuses celebrated and honored veterans in our community on Veterans Day with special Chapels.
On the Munnerlyn Campus, the campus paused for a prayer by The Rev. Teresa Seagle, School Chaplain, during which veterans working on the Munnerlyn Campus were named. During Middle and Upper School Chapels, veterans were honored with a video.
On the Beaches Campus at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea The. Rev. Christopher Dell shared a special Veterans Day homily with the Beaches Campus community with a reading from Ephesians 6:13-17.
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
St. Mark’s Campus students in grades kindergarten through six participated in a flag raising ceremony with Naval Air Station Jacksonville Color Guard. The flag that was raised this morning was loaned by fifth grade math teacher, Mr. Williams, and at one point flew over the White House.A Pre-recorded Chapel with special messages from three St. Mark’s Campus fathers currently serving – Commanding Officer Joe Kovacocy, Commander Matt McCullough, Lieutenant Eric Stein — was shown to students. In addition, fifth and sixth grade students pre-recorded their performance of “Thank You Soldiers” in the church. This performance is an annual campus tradition during Veterans Chapel.