On this day of remembrance, St. Martin’s remembers with gratitude the courage and strength of those who serve or have served our country in its hour of need.
You won’t regret returning to Campus on Sunday evening for one of the most-loved services of the year. Whether you or your family members have served or are now enlisted or if you come to honor all branches of the military, this worship service will speak to you through Scripture, patriotic music and focused readings.
VETERANS DAY GUEST SPEAKER
General Mark A. Welsh III
20th Chief of Staff of the U.S.
Air Force from 2012 – 2016, Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Commander of NATO’s Air Command
This year, Mark A. Welsh III, Interim President of Texas A&M University and Dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service, headlines St. Martin’s Veterans Day Service. Welsh was appointed Interim President in July and became Dean of the Bush School in August 2016 after retiring as a four-star general in the United States Air Force. As Dean, he oversees the school’s mission to prepare students to become principled leaders and public servants, following the lifelong example set by President George H.W. Bush. Welsh, who was born in San Antonio, earned a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in computer resource management from Webster University. He received numerous awards and decorations during his military career, including multiple awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Welsh has been inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation and the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame.
Other Guest Speakers Will Include:
Onyx Anderson, Sr. – U.S. Airforce
James Bell – U.S. Marine Corps
Lt. Justin E. Brown – Chaplain Sector Houston-Galveston and Sector Air Station Corpus Christi, U.S. Navy
Greg Ellison – U.S. Army
William T. Miller – U.S. Navy
Yianis Selinidis – U.S. Navy
Pam Smith – Nurse Corps, U.S. Army
Paul Stouffer – U.S. Navy
The Rev. Victor Thomas – U.S. Army Reserves
Presentation of Colors by the Greater Houston Chapter 9th & 10th Horse Cavalry Association
The offertory collection will be donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation