Date(s) - 02/03/2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor will commemorate “Four Chaplains Day” on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm with a presentation about the sinking of the transport Dorchester 75 years ago today, February 3, 1943. The program will feature a 35 minute video about this event. The video includes recollections of survivors of the sinking of the transport Dorchester. The program will conclude with a candle lighting ceremony in honor of these four clergy. The Four Chaplains, a Rabbi, a Catholic Priest, a Methodist minister and a Reformed Church minister gave up their life vests to other men on the ship who did not have life vests. The selfless act of these men was a death sentence, yet they made the ultimate sacrifice so that others might have a chance to survive. Admission is Free, reservations are strongly suggested.