17th Annual Veterans Breakfast
Friday, November 11, 2022
The Father Ryan Alumni Association hosted its 17th Annual Veterans Breakfast on Friday, November 11, 2022, in the Father Ryan Dining Hall. This is a free event for veterans in the Father Ryan Family.

Our featured speaker and Vietnam Veteran was Tom Meredith, U.S. Army: Corporal, Specialist 4th Class. He is a parent of alumni from the 1983 and 1986 classes and a former member of the Board of Trustees from 1982-1986.

The Father Ryan Alumni Association is proud to host this event and wonderful salute to veterans in the Father Ryan Family. The sacrifice they have made for our country will never be forgotten.

Vic Francescon '49 Veterans Day Message

The Father Ryan Alumni Association hosted its 16th Annual Veterans Breakfast on Thursday, November 11, 2021 for all veterans from the Father Ryan community and their families. 

Our featured veteran was Vic Francescon '49, a Korean War veteran. He delivered a special video message, which you can view above. 

The breakfast also featured a trailer of the new documentary "Warriors to Lourdes." This film is dedicated to Charlie Baldinger '07, who served in the military before passing away from cancer. The entire documentary can be viewed below. 

Additionally, Sophia Cox '23 read this essay at the breakfast which speaks about her family's history of service to our nation. 

To all who have served, we thank you. You are true heroes.
The Face of Service
National Salute to Father Ryan WWII Veterans
Andy Telli of The Tennessee Register wrote a fascinating story on how WWII affected Catholic families in Nashville. Father Ryan alumni Connie Summers '39 and John Burns '44 (above) are featured in the piece.