DeSena, Philips join Nassau County American Legion Celebrate “Four Chaplains Day” at Interfaith Memorial Service at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hyde Park

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(Photo courtesy of the supervisor's office)

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips recently joined with members of the Nassau County American Legion to celebrate and observe Four Chaplains Day at an Interfaith Memorial Service at the Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hyde Park. Four Chaplains Day is observed by American Legion posts all across the country during the week of February 3rd, and honors the life and legacy of four Army chaplains – George L. Fox (Methodist), Alexander D. Goode (Jewish), Clark V. Poling (Reformed), and John P. Washington (Catholic) – who gave up their life jackets so others would live after a U-boat torpedoed the USAT Dorchester in the North Atlantic on February 3, 1943. Supervisor DeSena commended the veterans and American Legion members involved with the event and thanked them for helping to spread the Four Chaplains’ message of selfless service and interfaith understanding and cooperation among all peoples.

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