For the fifth year in a row, St. Thomas More Knights have taken a special collection to benefit hospitalized amputees.
Stationed at the exists with just a basket, a small sign and a smile, they were greeted with coins, dollars and checks. There were five collections over the weekend and the parish was very generous. The final tally? It was $3,638.54.
Our Assembly joins other assemblies in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Puerto Rico. Last year a total of 363 hospitalized amputees were sent home to be with their families. We appreciate the support and generosity of The Military Order of the Purple Heart for their matching our collection.
Fayetteville put on a one week show to honor all Vietnam veterans. Many remembered that their welcome home was less than expected, to say the least.
That memory was what the town of Fayetteville worked hard to erase. The week was filled with parades, exhibits, honors, music, fun, and recognition. In the midst of it all were Knights of the Fourth Degree serving in honor guards.