As the country begins preparations to celebrate Memorial Day, Our Lady of Angels Cemetery is planning to join thousands of Catholic cemeteries across the United States in a national celebration, “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes.” This national program, developed by the Catholic Cemetery Conference, will honor men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, as well as recognize both active duty military and veterans. Bishop Edward Scharfenberger will celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, 1389 Central Avenue in Colonie. Veterans are invited to serve as lectors and Eucharistic Ministers, or participate in the presentation of gifts. Veterans attending the Mass will receive a special lapel pin. Visitors are also welcome to stop in and visit the new Catholic Monument Design Center located at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery. Please call (518) 374-5319 for more information or to volunteer.