From the Dean, Cathedral Church of St. Paul:
The emphasis of this service is thanksgiving – an expression of our profound appreciation for all who have served the pursuit of freedom and peace in service to their country, regardless of their race, religion or ethnic background. To this end we include all who have served in the armed forces of the United States, Canada and our Allied Nations. We also honor those who serve in state and local police and fire departments.
Our guest speaker this year will be Major General Julian Burns, USA (Ret). General Burns was on the personal staffs of two Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Reagan years, and Executive Officer to the Army Chief of Staff.
If you have never attended one of these services, we urge you to do so. From the solemn procession accompanied by bagpipes and organ, to the bugler’s playing of Taps and Last Post, to the concluding hymn, you’ll find it both moving and inspiring, and a fitting tribute to all those who have served our country. A reception with light refreshments follows the service. To see a short video of the 2009 service, check us out on You-Tube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnJtdY_LowE
Located in Detroit’s magnificent Cultural Center, the Cathedral is at 4800 Woodward Avenue. We can be accessed via I-94 W (Trumbul exit), I-94 E (Woodward exit), I-75 N & S (Warren exit) and M-10 (The Lodge – Forrest exit), but if using a GPS plug in Cathedral Lane (no street number need) for the best directions. Free lighted parking is available via the Cathedral Lane entrance.
Whether a group, or an individual, who seeks a way to say “thank you”, to offer prayers for comrades still serving, or to remember those who have fallen, all are welcome. We look forward to seeing you Nov. 9th.