Four Chaplains Ceremony

          Yorktown veterans will join with ‘Living History’ students from Mildred Strang Middle School and residents of Yorktown on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 2 pm at the Yorktown American Legion Hall at 235 Veterans Road in Yorktown Heights to celebrate the annual Chapel of the Four Chaplains Ceremony.  This annual ceremony honors four US Army chaplains who were aboard the US troopship, Dorchester, in February 1943 when it was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic.  These chaplains of different faiths handed out life vests and calmed the soldiers aboard their dying ship.  When the chaplains ran out of life vests to hand out, they gave up their own life vests to save others.  Their bravery was an inspiration to all who survived the sinking and all who heard of it.  These Americans are remembered at this ceremony for their bravery and their inter-faith cooperation in helping their fellow soldiers in their greatest time of need.

          Each year numerous “Living History’ students in their colonial militia uniforms with their teacher, Chris DiPasquale, open the ceremony with the formal presentation of our nation’s colors.  We are honored to have four prominent local clergy members joining us to celebrate this inspiring story of faith and bravery.  Rabbi Robert Weiner of Temple Beth Am in Yorktown Hts, Pastor Dan O’Brien of Calvary Bible Church in Yorktown Hts, and Fr. John Wilson from St Patrick’s Church in Yorktown Hts, and Pastor Christopher Chantelau of Grace Lutheran Church in Yorktown Hts will be participating in the ceremony. 

          Light refreshments will be served at the Post Hall after the ceremony.  All veterans and members of the public are invited to attend this free event.

Contact Information
  1. Patrick McDonough
  2. 9149536807
  3. patmcdonough@nylegion1009.org
Sun, February 02
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Yorktown veterans will join with ‘Living History’ students from Mildred Strang Middle School and residents of Yorktown on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 2 pm at the Yorktown American Legion Hall at 235 Veterans Road in Yorktown Heights to celebrate the annual Chapel of the Four Chaplains Ceremony. This annual ceremony honors four US Army chaplains who were aboard the US ...

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