ICCA Veteran Memorial Mass

I was pleased to commemorate the Veterans last evening with 45 members of the Italian community at the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre.

A mass was held by my brother-in-law, Deacon Gerald Leblanc in honour of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War II with songs and prayers recited in both English and Italian. The mass was followed by a delicious three-course meal prepared by a loved member, Anna Sablone and her family.

This was the second year I attended the ICCA Veteran Memorial Mass and it is a tradition for the older generation who experienced the hardships of the Second World War. I hope to continue a tradition of my own in attending this great service. It is always wonderful to be in the presence of this community that I’ve known for the past 30 years and have become an extended family.