In a moving service on Friday, November 9, 2018, the students of St. Francis High School gathered at Canadian Martyrs Parish to honour those service men and women who gave their lives for future generations to enjoy freedom.
The students had the privilege of listening to Mark Fuchko describe his experiences while he served in Afghanistan. Mark was injured while stationed overseas; however, his mission now is to keep alive the memory of those with whom he served, those who are no longer able to enjoy their families, no longer able to have what each of us has on a daily basis.
In his comments, Fr. Vincent expressed the humble appreciation for the dedication of service people like Mark and emphasized the importance of appreciating freedom. He asked the students, "Do you know why immigrants come to Canada?" He explained that it was because Canada is a welcoming country.
On behalf of Canadian Martyrs Parish, we hope that everyone takes a moment, not only on Remembrance Day, but every day to express gratitude for our many blessings and to pray for those who have gone before us, particularly those who gave their lives for us, as Jesus did.