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Carving to be dedicated at Pilsen

The public is invited to attend a Veterans Day service Tuesday at St. John’s Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen.

A new woodcarving honoring Father Emil Kapaun will be unveiled and dedicated in the church following the 11 a.m. Mass. The woodcarving is sponsored by John Moore of Gallup, New Mexico, and carved by his friend, Mark Chavez. Both men will be present for the ceremony.

Chavez and Moore have created several other items in honor of Father Kapaun that have been presented to the church in past years, including the sculpture on the church grounds.

A description of the latest carving has not been released. It will be placed in the Father Emil Kapaun Museum.

The Kapaun Mount Carmel High School Choir will provide special music.

A wreath-laying ceremony will be conducted at the Kapaun statue after the service. McConnell Air Force base will provide the honor guard and perform other duties.

A pulled-pork lunch will be available to all for a nominal fee.

Last modified Nov. 5, 2014

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