Remembrance ceremony Feb. 7


The public is invited to join members of the local American Legion Auxiliary as they present the Chapel of the Four Chaplains Remembrance Ceremony. The service is Sunday, Feb. 7, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Peachtree City Christian Church, 500 Kedron Drive.

This annual ceremony commemorates the heroic actions of four Army Chaplains, each representing a different faith, during the sinking of the US Army Troop Ship Dorchester by a Nazi submarine in World War II. As the ship began to sink, these four chaplains were calm in assisting soldiers in boarding lifeboats and putting on lifejackets and, in the end, each gave up their own when the supply ran out. They were last seen on the deck with arms linked, praying together and singing hymns as the ship went down.

The ceremony embodies the principles of selfless service to humanity without regard to race, creed, ethnicity or religious beliefs.