Veterans make extreme sacrifices for our country. They put their lives on hold – and at risk – to protect our freedoms. And some of them face challenges that render them homeless. This can leave them alone in life and also at the time of their death.
But University of Detroit Jesuit High School found a way to help honor homeless veterans. Fifty students joined the Arimathean pallbearer ministry. The ministry is named after Jesus’s pallbearer, Joseph of Arimathea.
Recently these students served this role at the funerals of three homeless veterans at Great Lakes National Cemetery. These veterans were without family, so the students provided dignity while also expressing their gratitude for these men’s service to our nation.
The students consider it an honor to serve these men in this fashion. On the school’s website, pallbearer Leonard Froehlich said, “The men we honored today put their lives on the line for our country and now they deserve our dignity and service in return. There is no better way to pay our respects than by being pallbearers. We honor these service members by being with them in their last moments on earth, and that in itself is a privilege.”
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H/T: Daily Caller