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American Legion Event – February 24, 2019


and Galloway Post 430 Four Chaplains Program

SUNDAY, February 24, 2019

The American Legion Post 158, located at 527 Philadelphia Avenue, Egg Harbor City, and the Galloway American Legion Post 430 invite all veterans and current service members and the public to a Four Chaplains Program on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served following the program.

The Four Chaplains program commemorates February 3, 1943 when the transport ship Dorchester  was hit by a torpedo fired from a German U-boat off the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. The Four Chaplains – George L. Fox, a Methodist minister, Alexander D. Goode, a rabbi, Clark V. Poling, a Reformed Church of America pastor, and John P. Washington, a Catholic priest, began to distribute life jackets as the ship listed heavily to one side, and to help keep some order in otherwise chaotic situations. When it became apparent to them that there were not enough life jackets to go around, they without hesitation passed out their own life jackets to four other men so that they may have a chance to survive. As men floated in the water, all they could see and remember were the four chaplains standing on the slanted deck, linked arm-in-arm, praying to the one God that intertwined their four faiths. For info call 609-965-0419.

American Legion Event