By Sharon Kindle
Patriotic Chair, VFW Post 4067 

Multitude of Military Celebrations in February


February 1, 2023

“It was 1943 and the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, packed to capacity. Tragedy struck when a German submarine fired a torpedo at the ship, sinking it and killing the hundreds on board”.

This is where the Four Chaplin’s Day history begins. They were of the Methodist, Jewish, Catholic, and Dutch Reformed Church faith. Life jackets were offered to the chaplains who refused as other passengers needed them more. The Chaplains were comforted only by the thought of their actions and the fact that they were going to meet their Maker soon.

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