St. Mark’s Campus Honors Veterans and Active Military

In commemoration of Veterans Day, St. Mark’s Campus kindergarten – fifth grade families, faculty, and staff started their day with Chapel in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Following a warm welcome from The Rev. Adam Greene, Head of School, Lieutenant Commander Greg Woelfel shared his experiences surrounding his years of military service. LCDR Woelfel is an active-duty board certified emergency physician at Naval Hospital Jacksonville and St. Mark’s Campus father to Maryanna ‘34 and Gloria ‘38.

Fourth and fifth grade students also performed during Chapel. “Thank you, oh thank you, men and women brave and strong,” they sang, “To those who served so gallantly we sing this grateful song.”

The Navy Color Guard concluded the service with a memorable ceremony. 

Following Chapel, the St. Mark’s Campus community had the opportunity to visit the Hero Wall displayed in the back of the church and later in the Lori Schiavone Commons. The wall included photos and biographical information of St. Mark’s Campus loved ones who serve or have served in the United States military. 

“The Hero Wall is a wonderful way for students to conceptualize the long-standing tradition of men and women serving our country,” said Beville Anderson, Head of Lower School, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, St. Mark’s Campus. “Students are proud to see their mothers, fathers, and relatives from multi-generations displayed on the wall.”