On Memorial Day, Monday May 30 2011, St. Mary’s held its annual Memorial Day Service in the parish cemetery. The Trisagion Service was sung by Father David and Deacon John in memory of the parish’s war dead, as well as all the reposed buried in the parish cemetery and all the family and friends of the people of St. Mary. Following the Trisagion Service, Retired Master Sergeant Neno Sartini presided over the civil military service during which the flag was raised, Taps played, a 21 Gun Salute was offered, and the memorial bell rung in honor of the war dead commemorated on the WW II Memorial Stone. After the service was finished, family members gathered to pray at the graves of their reposed that they may have Memory Eternal.

To honor all the fathers, grand-fathers, uncles and god-fathers of St. Mary’s there was a special sermon given in honor of the fathers by Father David, the priest of St. Mary’s. During the coffee hour the fathers had a special meal prepared by the women of the church and photographs of many of them were taken by Kh. Anne to honor them on their special day.