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. (indianakofc.org/forms); writing the check to “INDIANA STATE COUNCIL”; and
mailing to our State Treasurer Bob Zielinski (address in our State Directory). Thank you!
VETERANS AFFAIRS TALK at your COUNCIL/ ASSEMBLY MEETING: Our Veterans Affairs
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
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,
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.
VIVAT JESUS! KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY!
Indiana State Veterans Affairs Chairman
PGK/ FDD/ US Army (R)