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SGOMA holds Memorial Day Prayer Service May 31, 2010

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The Saint George Orthodox Military Association’s Borderland Chapter (El Paso/Las Cruces held  their First Annual Memorial Day Prayer Service at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas, on Monday May 31st, 2010 (Memorial Day) at 10:00hrs, at the Cemetery’s East Pavilion.

Hieromonk Joshua led the prayer service as all gathered to remember in prayer all of our deceased Orthodox Military Men and Women, especially those Orthodox Military Personnel (that we know of) who have fallen asleep in the Lord since last Memorial Day (2009):

CPL Nicholas G. Xiarhos – USMC – KIA Afghanistan 7/23/2009

PFC Serge Kropov – USMC – KIA  Afghanistan 12/20/2009

SPC Robert Donevski – US Army – KIA  Afghanistan 1/16/2010

CMDR William Green – US Navy – Died on Active Duty – Stuttgart, Germany 1/26/2010

PFC Winston James Miroy – US Army – Killed on Active Duty – Ft. Carson, Colorado 3/17/2010

May their Memories be Eternal!


If you know or hear of the repose of any of our Orthodox Military Members please email us and let us know so we can add their name to our prayer list so they can be remember throughout the year during Liturgies and SGOMA events and prayer services. You can email us that information anytime at:  StGeorgeOMA@gmail.com

We would like to thank all those who came out the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery on such a warm May morning. We know some may have attempted to make it out to the Ft. Bliss Cemetery today, only to get lost, turned around, or were unable to find their way through the tremendous road construction. Unfortunately neither the Cemetery nor the State Highway Department had any signage out to route people through the constructions area and to the Cemetery. We are hoping that by next Memorial Day all the road construction will be done and signage will be up directing people to the cemetery. Again, if you attempted to attend but couldn’t figure out how to get there we apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for taking the time to honor our fallen Troops. A small group of Orthodox were able to make it through the construction and a very nice and solemn Memorial Service was held. We hope to see everyone out there next year!

A few additional photos of the Memorial Day Service can be seen on our Facebook Fan Page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Las-Cruces-NM/St-Georges-Orthodox-Military-Association/345507690005?v=info#!/album.php?aid=424421&id=345507690005&ref=mf

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