FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2020
CATHOLIC ACADEMY AND PARISH IN QUEENS COMMITTED TO NEVER FORGETTING HOST VIRTUAL MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE
The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing that Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy and St. Anastasia Parish in the Douglaston section of Queens, hosted a virtual Memorial Day event this morning broadcast on YouTube and Facebook. To view the presentation, visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
The virtual event paid tribute and honored members of the United States Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. The event included prayer, reflection and a special patriotic tribute to service members lost in the Queens community, as well as those who have died as a result of the Coronavirus.
Father Mark Bristol, a former priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, now U.S. Navy Chaplain stationed aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, recorded a video message for the virtual event. The program also featured an interview with Dr. Christopher Campese, an Academy parent and St. Anastasia parishioner, who discussed his service on the front lines during the Coronavirus.
The school recently hosted a Memorial Day essay contest and the two winning essays are read by the students as part of the program.
For any interview requests with the students or school leadership, please contact John Quaglione at firstname.lastname@example.org.