Four Chaplains Observance Day is Feb. 6 with a program planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church on Highway 19 north.
“One of the major programs that the Pike County American Legion Family 197 conducts every year in Pike County is the Four Chaplains Program which honors the four Army Chaplains of different faiths who gave the ultimate sacrifice in aiding and comforting fellow shipmates during the German sinking of the United States Army Transport (USAT) Dorchester during WWII,” said American Legion Post 197 historian Bryan Richardson.
“This is an important historical event in our nation’s history. This program honors the selfless sacrifices of these four Chaplains as well as provides an example of man’s love for God. It also helps educate the community with the stories of these four chaplains. The four Army Chaplains to be honored are Reverend George Fox, Rabbi Alexander Goode, Reverend Clark Poling, and Father John Washington. If this is your first time or as a regular attendee over the years, you will enjoy the program.”