Four Chaplains Day

I didn’t know about this holiday until today. Four Chaplains Day honors the day of four brave men who gave their lives aboard the S.S. Dorchester in World War II when it was sunk by a German U-boat. On February 3, 1943: Reverend George L. Fox, Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, Catholic Priest John P. Washington, and Reverend Clark V. Poling all gave their lives for the men who they served alongside on the Dorchester. Each man gave their life jacket when the jackets ran out, each one said a prayer as they realized their fate was sealed on February 3, 1943. They stood in prayer and song as they died together.

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