SAR participates in Four Chaplains Memorial

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The Captain William Arnold Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution were among several organizations to participate in the Four Chaplains Memorial Service held on Feb. 10 at Lakeside Christian Church in Lakeside Park, Ky.

The annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service honors four Army chaplains, who on the cold night of Feb. 3, 1943 following a German torpedo attack on the Dorchester, a transport ship, off the coast of Greenland, gave their all.

When the ship broke into pieces, George L. Fox (Methodist), Alexander Goode (Jewish), Clark V. Polling (Reformed) and John P. Washington (Roman Catholic) worked to calm the frantic men as they searched for life jackets. When no more life jackets could be found, the four men took off their own and strapped them onto a soldier. Only 229 survived. As the Dorchester slide beneath the surface of the icy water, the four chaplains were scene standing hand-in-hand on the deck praying.

Sponsors of the annual ceremony include: Lakeside Christian Church, Northern Ky. Chapter 5 of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.; U.S. Marine Riders Association, Inc.; American Legion Boone Post 4; Young Marines – Northern Kentucky; Boy Scouts of America Troop 717 and Ship 717; Civil Air Patrol Ky. 073 Campbell County Composite Squadron; Patriotic Guard Riders – Northern Kentucky; Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter Ky Society SAR; Capt. William Arnold Chapter SAR and the Simon Kenton Chapter SAR.