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2007 Fourth Degree Activities

Annual Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremonies

This event is held on Memorial Day at 9:00 AM rain or shine.

Santa Clara County Supervisor and fellow Sir Knight Primo McHugh make a formal presentation at the Memorial Day ceremonies held at the Veterans Memorial. Alongside him was Milpitas Mayor and fellow Sir Knight Jose Esteves.





2007 Flag Raising Cceremonies

Members of St. Joseph Assembly participated in the open . Pictured from left to right were Sir Knights Bill Quitalig, Ed Kantack, Tim Crews, Guillermo Uribe, Greg Dessel, Horyza, Dick Jones, and Ed Blake.


 Annual Memorial Day Mass held at Calvary Cemetery

Members of the Color Corps line up in preparation for escorting the celebrants to the altar for the annual Memorial Day Mass held at Calvary Cemetery, rain or shine, at 11:00 AM.


On the way to the altar, the Color Corps stops to raise the flag and then lowering it to half staff to honor those who gave their lives for their country in current and previous conflicts. The Color Corps went to salute swords as the National Anthem was played in the background.


Posing for a picture after the Mass has completed are Sir Knights Greg Dessel, Color Corps Commander, Ed Blake, Bill Quitalig, Mike Donnelly, Ed Kantack, Steve Pereria, and Guillermo Uribe.


Visit By Archbishop of Manila

On June 20th, His Eminence Gaudencio Borbon Cardinal Rosales, Archbishop of Manila, visited St. John's Church in Milpitas to say a special concelebrated Mass and hold a fundraiser on Wednesday, June 20th. Having a prince of the Church visiting us required that the Color Corps be summoned to provide an honor guard.

Left: Retiring Color Corps Commander Greg Dessel gives preliminary instructions prior to the start of the procession into the church. Right: Group picture after the conclusion of the Mass


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