Flags at Catholic school honor veterans, first responders - Catholic Courier
American flags are planted in the ground outside of a church.

Flags stand in a Field of Honor outside St. Mary Church in Canandaigua in 2017. (Courier file photo)

Flags at Catholic school honor veterans, first responders

The grassy lot adjacent to St. Mary Church in Canandaigua will be filled with American flags Nov. 5-12 as St. Mary School hosts its Field of Honor event.

Each of the large American flags set up at the corner of Gibson and Main streets in downtown Canandaigua was purchased in honor of a veteran, service member, first responder or personal hero. The names of these individuals will be read Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. during an opening ceremony at St. Mary Church, which is located at 95 N. Main St. and is part of St. Benedict Parish.

Proceeds from the sale of the flags will benefit Gleaners Community Kitchen and the Canandaigua Churches in Action Food Pantry, and checks will be presented to representatives of these organizations during the opening ceremony. One of St. Mary School’s students will read a poem about the American dream, and Father Michael Costik, pastor of St. Benedict, will give an invocation.

For more information about the event, contact St. Mary School at 585-394-4300.

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