Cardinal George mass honors military personnel

May 27, 2013 3:11:48 PM PDT
Francis Cardinal George honored the nation's active military and veterans, as well as those who died, with a special mass on this Memorial Day.

It was held Monday morning at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Alsip.

This year, the archdiocese of Chicago joined a national program to honor military members, "serving god and country, a Memorial Day salute to our heroes."

Masses were held at 37 cemeteries across the Chicago area.

During each service, active military members and veterans received a special blessing.