Veterans Affairs Chairman

November 2022

NEW!   IN-VET1 Warriors & Chaplains HERE    IN-VET2 Military Bio Template HERE

Brother Knights!

Many thanks in advance to all the Councils & Assemblies that will be hosting a Veterans’ Mass and/

or some Veteran-related activity during November. Those are great events to show support for our

Knight/ non-Knight Veterans, as well as being visible in the Parish and local Community.

Our State Council appreciates the Donations to our worthy Veteran-related causes. At the mid-Year

meeting in Indianapolis, I will have the opportunity to publicly acknowledge donations to “WARRIORS

TO LOURDES” and to the “Fr McGivney Co-Sponsored Military Chaplains Scholarship Fund.”

My thanks to Assembly 1906 in Frankfort and Council 451 in Ft Wayne for their donations just this

week. REMINDER: You can make your Donation by downloading Form IN VET-1 from our State

Forms webpage. (; writing the check to “INDIANA STATE COUNCIL”; and

mailing to our State Treasurer Bob Zielinski (address in our State Directory). Thank you!


Working Group Members are available and willing to speak as an Agenda item at a future meeting of

your Council or Assembly. Our Group has representation in NE/ NW/ Central and Southern Indiana and

would like very much to have the opportunity to talk about VA Medical Center Volunteers;

WARRIORS TO LOURDES; Military Chaplains Scholarships and our emerging “Sponsorship

Program”; as well as the Indiana Veteran Knights “Living History – Military Bio” collection. If you

would like to see if we can schedule a talk at one of your meetings, please contact me at my State

email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone number (260) 341-7556.

GIFT SUGGESTION: Our Veterans Affairs Working Group uses a book to obtain information on

historic & heroic Catholic Military Chaplains. It has been helpful for material we use in talks, as well

as to design our Display Banners that we take to Council/ Assembly meetings, as well as the State

Convention/ meetings. I believe the book would make a great addition to any Knight’s personal

Library collection, or as a Council/ Assembly gift presentation to members of your Parish Clergy. We

“Catholic’s” have a proud and very historic Legacy of honorable service by our Military Chaplains –

and we should know/ share that History! The book is in print – and available in hard copy or as an

eBook on several sites, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. BOOK INFORMATION: HEROIC

CATHOLIC CHAPLAINS; Thomas J. Craughwell; ISBN: 978-1-5051-0965-8; TAN Books, Charlotte,

NC; 2018.

As always, I am very honored to serve as your State Chairman for Veterans Affairs. Please contact

me for any Veteran-related questions/ Comments – or, if you would like me or one of our “Veterans

Affairs Working Group” members to speak to your Council or Assembly.


Steve Lutz
Indiana State Veterans Affairs Chairman
PGK/ FDD/ US Army (R)
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