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Yorktown To Host Four Chaplains Ceremony On Sunday

Yorktown veterans and Mildred Strang Middle School students will come together on Sunday to celebrate the Four Chaplains.
Yorktown veterans and Mildred Strang Middle School students will come together on Sunday to celebrate the Four Chaplains. Photo Credit: Courtesy American Legion Post 1009

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown veterans and Mildred Strang Middle School students will come together on Sunday, Feb. 2 to celebrate the Four Chaplains, according to a LoHud report .

This annual ceremony honors the four Army chaplains who were on the USS Dorchester, a troop transport, in February 1943 when it sank in the Atlantic. The four - a rabbi, a Roman Catholic priest and two Protestant ministers - went down with the ship after giving up their life jackets to other soldiers when the supply ran out.

The ceremony is set to begin at 2 p.m., at the Yorktown American Legion Post 1009 Hall, 235 Veterans Road in Yorktown.

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