Military Ministries

Veterans Day Celebrations

mm patchEvery year, Circle Sanctuary observes Veterans Day with ceremonies and with expressions of appreciation online.  We remember, honor, and thank Pagans who have served and those who are currently serving in the USA Military, and also express support to their family and friends.  Circle Sanctuary Military Ministers conduct ceremonies on and near Veterans Day in a variety of places, including at Circle Sanctuary headquarters near Barneveld, Wisconsin USA.   

UPCOMING EVENTS

On Veterans Day 2016 at Circle Sanctuary land in Wisconsin, USA:

Veterans Day Ceremony at Noon on Friday, November 11.  
Honor living & deceased veterans & their loved ones in this short ceremony facilitated by Selena Fox. Free, Please RSVP by November 10 for details: circle@circlesanctuary.org 

Visit Veterans Ridge at Circle Cemetery Open to visitors on Friday, November 11, 10am-4pm and on Saturday, November 12, 10am-4pm  
Visit gravesites of Wiccan & Pagan veterans marked by US Department of Veterans Affairs pentacle-inscribed markers.
Free, Call (608) 924-2216 for directions or email circle@circlesanctuary.org

Pentacles Workshop with Selena Fox Friday, November 11, 7-8:30pm in the Circle Sanctuary Temple.  
Learn about the uses of the Pentacle, the encircled five pointed star, as a symbol, ceremonial tool, and spiritual emblem.  Explore some of its lore and symbolism  across cultures and through time.  Experience ways of working with Pentacles for protection, healing, balance, home blessing, and spiritual identity.   Workshops includes a commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Veteran Pentacle Quest and the founding of the Order of the Pentacle.  Bring a Pentacle pendant and/or platter, if you have one, plus a votive candleholder and candle to light.  $15 payable upon arrival ($10 for members of Circle Sanctuary; free to US military veterans.) Please pre-register for more details: register online or email circle@circlesanctuary.org 

 

Online: Pagan Veterans Support & Appreciation!

Honoring Pagan Warriors Tuesday, November 15, 7-9pm Includes audio presentation ceremony of Pagan Military Service Ribbons facilitated by Selena Fox & others. Veterans interested in taking part & receiving a ribbon should complete info online by Monday, November 14: or should email: circle@circlesanctuary.org & include contact info.  Listen live or download to listen later.

 

Operation Circle Care logo-final versionOperation Circle Care Collecting Names for 2016 Mailing

Circle Sanctuary is honoring the 10th anniversary of our Operation Circle Care program with a commemorative patch (logo right).  Do you know of Pagans currently serving in the US Military who would like to receive a Yule card & patch? Email name, postal address, email address, & branch of service to: circle@circlesanctuary.org by November 30, 2016.

 

News: Circle Sanctuary Minister Becomes First Pagan VA Chaplain Resident (Press Release - Nov. 11, 2016)