On February 3, 2018 at 11am, the American Legion Lt. Fred H. Clark Post 91 along with the Saratoga County American Legion is hosting its 5th Annual Memorial Service to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the USAT Dorchester.
A light lunch will be served after the ceremony.
This event is free, however donations are GREATLY appreciated! All proceeds will be distributed to the Chapel of Four Chaplains Foundation, Saratoga War Horse, Capital Region Nordic Alliance Inc., and to the Veterans & Community Housing Coalition (VET-HELP)
- When: 11am – February 3, 2018
- Where: The Church at Newtown Road, 142 Lower Newtown Rd, Waterford, NY 12188
On Board the USAT Dorchester, a transport ship that sank when it was hit by a German submarine JU-233, were four US Army Chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel:
Clark V. Poling, Reformed Church of America
Alexander D. Goode, Jewish
John P. Washington, Catholic
George L. Fox, Methodist
Today, as it has these many years, The Chapel of Four Chaplains serves the memory of the brave men that perished on February 3, 1943, and carries with them their message of interfaith cooperation and selfless service to every part of the nation.