Veterans Day

As we remember those who served, let us pray for peace.On November 11, 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issued a message to his countrymen on the first Armistice Day, in which he expressed what he felt the day meant to Americans:The White House, November 11, 1919A year ago today our enemies laid down their arms in accordance […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. was asocial activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the Americancivil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King sought equality and humanrights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims ofinjustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershedevents such as […]


Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that the Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half […]

“Our greatest fulfillment lies in giving ourselves to others.”
–Henri Nouwen