This weekend our nation pauses to honor those men and women who died serving our country in the armed forces. Memorial Day used to be known as Decoration Day when the graves of the men who died in the Civil War were decorated with flowers. Eventually this holiday was expanded to honor those who died in all wars and renamed Memorial Day. It was originally celebrated on May 30 but was moved to the last Monday in May when many other federal holidays were moved to a Monday in the 1970's.
Thankfully no Trinity High School alums have died while serving their country but six alums of one of our predecessor schools, Bishop Bradley High School, died in the Vietnam War. I am certain graduates of another of our predecessor schools, St. Joseph High School for Boys, died in World Wars I and II but I haven't researched that yet. Last November we honored the six Bradley Boys who died in Vietnam at a special school assembly. They were:
Richard Bouchard '66
John Falcone '57
Thomas Nadeau '66
Raymond Mroczynski '58
Frank Sharek '65
Lucien Tessier '61
May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.