50th anniversary event and program
On September 14, 2001. about 100 St Al members met where it all began - in the loft of the now VFW Hall to celebrate our 50 years. There was a solemn mood since, just days before, was September 9, 2001 - the bombing of the trade center in NYC. I made red, white and blue ribbons to wear. At 7:00 pm the bells rang out around the United States. I had some candles lit and the we proceeded with our ceremony led by Fr. Long. I also led the group in telling some stories about St Albert - funny, sad, thoughtful - the stories poured in. I asked to tell a story that happened in this very space. It would be my only chance to tell it at this time and place...where it actually happened. I told "My First Holy Communion "