The Four Chaplains, also sometimes referred to as the “Immortal Chaplains” or the “Dorchester Chaplains”, were four United States Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel as the troop ship SS Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943, during World War II. They helped other soldiers board lifeboats and gave up their own life jackets when the supply ran out. The chaplains, of four different religious beliefs, stood together arm in arm to aid their fellow soldiers, said prayers, and sang hymns as they went down with the ship.
The award-winning Honor Guard of Ernest A. Love American Legion Post 6, 202 S. Pleasant St., Prescott will be hosting a memorial service to honor the Four Chaplains on Sunday, February 10 at 2 PM. The public is invited to attend this very special and touching ceremony.