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St. Peter School celebration honors military veterans

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org | twitter: @aeternusphoto

Victor Frome retired from his military service in 1983 as a major in the U.S. Army. He served around the world but recalls his greatest duty serving in Vietnam along the Cambodian border and the men in his charge. Frome is a parishioner at St. Peter in Kirkwood and walked through a line of honor Nov. 11 as he was congratulated by the school children at St. Peter School.

There's a story of St. Martin of Tours, patron of soldiers, in which he tore off half of his cloak to give to a beggar. Later, he had a dream where he met Jesus in heaven, who was wearing part of Martin's torn cloak. "How did you get that?" St. Martin asked.

"You gave it to me when I was cold," Jesus told him.

Msgr. Jack Costello shared that story at an all-school Veterans Day Mass Nov. 11 at St. Peter in Kirkwood. The school also honored more than 60 veterans from the community with a special progam and reception after Mass.

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