Arlington Dedicates Jewish Chaplains’ Memorial
As noted last week, Arlington National Cemetery’s Jewish Chaplains’ Memorial was added to Chaplains’ Hill and dedicated yesterday. Despite the claims of some military atheists, speakers at the event noted there are chaplains on the front lines of America’s battles, serving the troops who serve their country:
“The 14 men we honor today were rabbis in uniform,” said Maj. Gen. Cecil Richardson, the Air Force chief of chaplains. “These men did much more than preach sermons. … They walked where warriors walked, and that is what made them military chaplains.
Right now there are over 800 chaplains — Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine — deployed at locations throughout the world in dangerous places. At this moment, chaplains and chaplain assistants are transforming places in the harshest environments into sacred places of worship and hope.”
“Faith is the most powerful weapon in our military’s arsenal,” said Republican Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida. “Through the service of our military chaplains, our soldiers are never alone.”