The 16th annual Blessing of the River and Flag Day took place June 16 at Saint Mary’s in the Pines Cemetery in Pleasant Mills. Above, Father James Betz, co-founder of Saint Mary the Assumption Restoration Program and Diocesan Historian, holds up the book “Iron in the Pines” by Arthur Pierce. Below, Father Neal Dante from Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Parish, Hammonton, blesses a wreath.
Photos by Alan M. Dumoff