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Veterans Day | Serving in the military, serving the Church

Thursday, November 10, 2016 10:46
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By Karen Bonar | Catholic News Service
U.S. Army Spec. Joe Holdren talked about his uniform to Jama Budke’s class at St. John Catholic School in Beloit, Kan.

SALINA, Kan. — Service is important to those in the U.S. military. As Veterans Day Nov. 11 neared, The Register, newspaper of the Diocese of Salina, talked with some clergy members who were in the armed forces before turning to serve the Church.

Father Richard Daise, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Colby, Kan., said the U.S. Army might sound like an odd career choice for a veterinarian, but he spent nearly 28 years serving the country as a veterinarian.

“Essentially I was drafted and forgot to get out,” he quipped.

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