“Honoring Our Greatest Generation”
By The Rev’d Shanon W. Cotta
As we approach Veterans Day, I wanted to share a brief reflection on World War II veterans at the Togus Anglican Chapel in Maine. At least sixteen million veterans in the United States served in WWII, the Veterans Administration estimates only about 1 million veterans remain as symbols of the love of country and honor.
It is an unbelievable privilege and blessing to serve our elderly veteran population at Togus Anglican Chapel. The ministry serves a nondenominational Protestant community and many have never received the Eucharist. Some veterans are deeply moved when receiving communion. Sadly, I have noticed that our beloved elderly population, specifically the WWII and Korean War Veterans, have only a short time with us before they pass.