On Saturday evening, November 4, 2017 the local chapter, CA4 of Blue Star Moms held their 4th Annual “Patriotism and Pride” Pasta Dinner Fundraiser in the St. Frances Cabrini Gym. The highlight of the evening, after a blessing by Fr. Michael Hendrickson, a Veteran himself, was a Presentation. Five Veterans received a “Quilt of Valor” by the South Bay Blue Star Moms from their “Sewing Stars” Group. The National Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. are 75 Years old, this year voted on by US Congress. These quilts are made from 100% cotton recognizing service, honor, valor, and sacrifice.
We thank the following Veterans for service during conflict and war. Welcome home, men!
Mr. Richard Veit, US Army, Vietnam
Mr. Jacob Yovanov, US Navy, Vietnam
Dr. Floyd Okada, US Marines, Vietnam
Mr. Bill Paparotti, US Army, Korea
Mr. Jim Jones, US Air Force, Korea.
Jim Jones, a long time SFC Parishioner, received a “Quilt of Valor” for his honorable service in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He says the best thing that happened was that he met his wife on a blind date while stationed at Parks Air Force Base. He married Janice on November 24th, 60 years ago this month! Happy Anniversary, Jim & Janice Jones!
A video of the event can be seen on our Parish Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/