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Saint George

“To the Men and Women of This Parish Who Served in World War II”

According to tradition, Saint George was born in England in the fourth century and served in the imperial army in Asia Minor. He was honored as a Christian martyr and is one of the most venerated saints in the Christian Church.  He is immortalized in the tale of Saint George and the Dragon, a famous duel with a dragon that has been set in various Holy Land locations plus North Africa, Mediterranean Europe, and even Northern Europe.  Before slaying the dragon, George is to have said to the townspeople: "Doubt not. Believe in God and Jesus Christ, and be baptized, and I shall slay the dragon." Saint George’s memorial is celebrated on April 23rd, and he is regarded as one of the most prominent military saints.
 

 

This window was dedicated to those at St. Peter’s who served their country in World War II.  In addition to depictions of Saint George and his fiery sword, we can see symbols of justice as well as military seals from the various service branches.
 
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