The Very Reverend S. Scott Hunter, Dean
4800 Woodward Avenue
313.831.5000 fax: 313.831.0471
October 20, 2020
The American Legion Coleman A. Young Post 202
76 East Forest
Detroit, MI. 48201
Dear Mr. Chatman,
It is with deep regret that the Cathedral Church of St. Paul will be unable to host its 57th Veterans' Day Service in-person at the Cathedral this fall. Concern over the likelihood that the Covid-19 virus will still be with us, has driven us to this sad decision, but we would like to assure you that we still plan to express our thanks to our Veterans and First Responders in a different but meaningful way on Sunday November 8th, 2020 at 4:00 pm.
Instead of actually gathering in Detroit at the Cathedral, we are planning a special and unique service of thanksgiving which will be broadcast on the internet using our YouTube channel. This will be accessible by going to our website at detroitcathedral.org, selecting the "prayer & Worship Resources" page and then clicking on the appropriate YouTube button.
The emphasis of this service is thanksgiving – an expression of our profound appreciation for all who have served the pursuit of freedom and peace in service to their country, regardless of their race, religion or ethnic background. To this end, we include all who have served in the armed forces of the United States, Canada and our Allied Nations. We will also honor First Responders and those who serve in state and local police and fire departments.
Our celebration will include music from members of our choir with traditional trumpet and bagpipe selections. Our speaker will be Richard Chatman, a great leader in Veterans' affairs in South Eastern Michigan.
If you are seeking a way to say "thank you", to offer prayers for comrades still serving, or to remember those who have fallen, we look forward to being with you virtually on Nov. 8th.
To find the service on YouTube you can click on the link on our website at detroitcathedral.org, after 3:00 pm on Sunday November 8th. On a smart TV just search "Cathedral Church of St Paul" on YouTube. In 2021 we will be excited to be able to welcome all of you to return to the Cathedral for our 58th Veterans' Day Service.
Grace and peace,
The Very Reverend S. Scott Hunter, D.Min. LCDR Robert W. Prout, USNR Retired
Dean, Cathedral Church of St. Paul Chairman, Veterans' Service Committee
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