Faith on the WWII Battlefields

During WWII, clergy of many faiths – priests, pastors, rabbis – served. These military chaplains served among the enlisted men and also counseled generals and leaders.  Few were prepared for the rigors of combat… but they were steadfast in the heat of battle and resourceful during rare moments when the guns were silent.  They could create a sanctuary in a farmer’s field or a jungle clearing,  handing out booklets containing prayers and Bible versus.   AND “organ music” could be provided for singing hymns. Mike Moy, one of our historians and guides, explains in this 40 second clip…

Our thanks to the PA National Guard Military Museum at Ft. Indiantown Gap for permitting our video recording of this exhibit.

Happy Easter!

 

 


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