2014 August Frontpage
College Knights from Hickey Assembly hold the canopy for the Eucharistic Procession on the eve before the Canonization of St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II
Knights, led by Marshal Mike Lynch, exit the Basilica during the 2013 Year of Faith Pilgrimage.
Knights proudly carry the colors at the 75th Anniversary Mass of the Archdiocese of Washington on St. Clement's Island, Maryland.
Knights march with thousands in a procession of the blood relic of St. John Paul II from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to the St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, DC
Thousands gather with Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson for the National Mass of Thanksgiving for St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II.
Knights stand at attention at a Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
The 2014 Archdiocese of Washington District Fourth Degree Exemplification Class honoring SK Rev. Gregory Gresko.
The Master, his Secretary, and Former Masters of the Archdiocese of Washington District gather at a Provincial Meeting.
Knights from the Archdiocese of Washington and across the country gathered for the 2013 Year of Faith Pilgrimage in Washington, DC
District Marshal Mike Lynch and District Master John Winfrey stand at attention at a Mass in Washington, DC.
The 2013 Archdiocese of Washington Color Guard pose at the Exemplification of the Fourth Degree.
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Wreaths across America on December 13, 2014
The plan for the Archdiocese of Washington District (AWD) of the Fourth Degree for Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery was to meet across from the Visitor's Center at the 101st Airborne Division Memorial on the right side of Memorial Drive (as you walk or drive towards the Cemetery), the road leading into the Cemetery, at 0830. The memorial consists of a bronze eagle, representing the units "Screaming Eagles" nickname, perched atop a granite stone. Once we get together at 0830, we'll move to the area of the opening ceremony, a gravesite, or wreath truck. This is a great event for families and friends and a recruiting opportunity.
Due to the amazingly large turnout for the event, many of us were delayed in traffic or at metro stations. So, some met at the 101st Airborne Division Memorial, and others were on their own and went out into the cemetery for the opening ceremony and to the trucks to get wreaths to place.
The Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus has been a national leader among all civic groups and associations in our support of remembering the fallen – those who served our nation and paid the ultimate price for our freedoms.
This year, the Archdiocese of Washington District is asking its friends, families, and Assemblies to consider donating to Wreaths Across America - A non-profit that honors the lives of the fallen by decorating the graves at military cemeteries across the nation with a wreath at Christmastime.
The James Cardinal Hickey Assembly #2534 of the Archdiocese of Washington District has been collecting money for Wreaths Across America for several years. From direct support to Military Chaplains and the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), to creating and publishing the Armed With the Faith prayer book, the Hickey Assembly serves our military daily.
For almost 20 years the Hickey Assembly has served our Nation in the following major initiatives:
Your assistance in our Wreaths Across America fundraising efforts not only help us fulfil our mission in providing support to our men and women serving today, but to Remember, Honor, and Teach about those who have fallen in support of our nation.
Join our team today and help us raise funds to cover every Christian grave at Arlington National Cemetery this Christmas.
It's never too early to give; It's never too late to thank those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
In all my years as a Knight, I have seen countless occasions where our Color Corps have turned out for events that required a significant amount of time on their part for preparation, rehearsing, driving to/from the event, and then execution of the event itself. It can be a thankless job. I don’t want today to be one of those times.
Today, as Vice President of the National Christopher Columbus Association, I hosted the annual Columbus Day Celebration at the statue in front of Union Station in Washington D.C. It’s always an impressive event with the Marine Corps Band, the Honor America Corps, dozens and dozens of Color Corps members, in collaboration with the National Park Service, the Embassies of Italy and Spain, and over two dozen patriotic organizations.
Given the weather predictions we were getting all the way up to last night – it was posing to be a real concern. Vice Supreme Master Richard Head called me to say he was going to allow the Color corps the option to stand down because of pending rain throughout the morning and the concern about costly regalia being ruined in the rain.
Columbus Day does not get a rain day, it either happens or it doesn’t. In spite of the VSM giving his men the option to stay home because of pending rain, I was pleased to see several members of the Color Corps from D.C., Maryland and Virginia – along with the Masters of the Maryland and Washington Districts, the Provincial Marshall, and the Master of the Virginia District who lives in the Tidewater, Va. area; all in attendance. I arrived an hour before the event, they were there several hours before me.
The event started with a light sprinkle, and as the program got underway, the rain picked up. I tried to accelerate the program but the rain continued to get heavier. We cut the agenda down and moved right to the floral wreath presentations, 24 in all. My Brother Sir Knights stood their ground in what was now a pretty steady rain. They escorted each organization through the presentation, assisting them in the rain as necessary, got soaking wet, BUT THEY STAYED!
As soon as the last wreath was presented, I thanked the attendees and they left. But the Color Corps deserve more than just a “thank you for coming”.
I am proud to be associated with men like this; I respect highly what they did for all of us today, and am thankful that they are a part of my life.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. When it comes to the Color Corp, the attached picture of the flyer that was tucked safely in a plastic sleeve in my binder throughout the whole ceremony, tells the story better than I could.
Peter Davio, PSD
National Christopher Columbus Association