Cadets from Benedictine College Preparatory Military Academy in Richmond practice for the honor guard which will precede the holy Mass. The cadets formed a saber arch for the priest and ministers of the Mass in the entrance procession. Flags for the US, Vatican and representing all of the military services proudly displayed in the church for the occasion are visible below the choir loft.
Father Nichols instructs the cadets on the procedure for the entrance procession of the Mass.
The Knights of the Altar practice their role in the procession.
View of cadets from the choir loft.
Seminarian Philip Johnson, left, vests for the role of subdeacon and Father Neal Nichols, FSSP, for the role of deacon for the Solemn High Mass for all of our Veterans living and deceased.