Remembering 9/11 – Courage Under Fire

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More than 40 members of the Knights of Columbus died as a result of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Twenty years later, we remember and pray for those brother Knights and all who lost their lives that tragic day. We also salute all who brought aid in the aftermath of the attacks.

Few people were better prepared to respond to the 9/11 attacks than Ray Downey, a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Council 4428 in Deer Park, N.Y. But on that day, the man known by members of his elite unit as the “Master of Disaster” would make the ultimate sacrifice while saving those who were trapped in a hotel adjacent to the South Tower. Click here to read more in the September issue of Columbia.
Photo: New York City firefighters make their way to the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images)

‘A Little Bit of Light’

It didn’t take long for Knights to spring into action to help in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. K of C  insurance agents personally visited hundreds of families of fallen first responders to provide emergency financial assistance through the Knights of Columbus Heroes Fund. READ MORE

Annual Report of the Supreme Knight Ten short video excerpts from the Annual Report of the Supreme Knight are available on YouTube. Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly speaks about: ● What It Means To Be a KnightFaith Formation and Evangelizing the CultureFollowing the Call of Blessed Michael McGivney ● And more These easy-to-share videos serve both to inspire current Knights and to encourage more Catholic men to join the Order. WATCH VIDEOS
 
Supreme Chaplain’s Monthly Challenge This month, Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori challenges Knights to watch the “Leadership” episode of the Into the Breach video series and use the study guide to reflect on what true humility and service look like. Second, he challenges Knights to participate in the Faith in Action Soccer Challenge or Free Throw Championship program. For the full challenge, along with questions for reflection, click here.
 

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