Memorial Day is a day dedicated to remembering the lives lost while serving in the military. First called Decoration Day, this holiday was established after the Civil War to decorate graves with flowers. The Catholic Cemeteries Association takes pride in honoring those who gave their lives in service, and we respect the contributions they made to our country. We are proud to have many Medal of Honor recipients buried here at our cemeteries; with two even buried next to each other at Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland. Some of these Medal of Honor recipiants include Frank J. Petrarca, William Foster, and John R. Towle.
A Memorial Day Prayer
“O God, by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest, look kindly on your departed veterans who gave their lives in the service of their country. Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection of your Son they may share in the joy of your heavenly kingdom and rejoice in you with your saints forever. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Prayer gathered from: https://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=1452 Post written by Mike Freiberg