Veterans’ Day was celebrated by the Essex Catholic with a Mass at Holy Family Church in Essex Junction.

Veterans, first responders, family members and those wishing to honor them attended the Mass, organized by parishioner Erik Rambusch.

The invited celebrant was Father Dallas St. Peter, pastor of St. Mark Church in Burlington and Burlington Fire Department chaplain. The speaker was Capt. Dan Davis, a medevac helicopter pilot.

A color guard was present before and after Mass with representatives from all services invited to participate.

A social sponsored by the Knights of Columbus followed in the Father Murray Room.