The Church of the Ascension invites you to a special celebration in honor of all those who have given their life for our nation on Sunday, May 28th at 5:00PM. We will begin with an honor guard and prayers at the memorial burial site behind the church, followed with Evening Prayer in the church. This service will include prayers for all those who have lost life and limb in the service of our country and hymns from The Hymnal of 1861. A reception follows in our fellowship room.The Church of the Ascension is blessed with both a beautiful and historic place of worship. During the US Civil War (1861-1865), “The Old Stone Church” was the first designated Union Army surgical hospital. The surgical hospital received major casualties from the Battle of Blackburns Ford (1861), and during First Manassas (1861) and Second Manassas (1862). The Old Stone Church, as a hospital, was traded back and forth between the medical departments of the Confederate and Union forces with the changes of the battle line. Servicemen returning from WWII built the Parish Hall in 1944-1945.We invite each of you to wear your uniform in recognition of your service. Please RSVP with the number of attendees to COL Robert A. Baer, USA (Ret) or Jane F. Baer, USA no later than Monday, May 9th to Memorial@ascension-acc.org. If you should have questions or need further information, please contact Jane or Bob at the above email. For directions to the Church, please click here.