OUR MISSION

The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundations mission is to tell the story of the “Four Chaplains” to promote Interfaith Cooperation and Selfless Service in individuals and organizations.

GEORGE L. FOX

ALEXANDER D. GOODE

CLARK V. POLING

JOHN P. WASHINGTON

WHO ARE THE FOUR CHAPLAINS?

In the early morning hours of 3 February 1943, the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was crowded to capacity, carrying 902 servicemen, merchant seamen, and civilian workers. Once a luxury coastal liner, the 5,649-ton vessel had been converted into an Army transport ship. The Dorchester, one of three ships in the SG-19 convoy, was moving steadily across the icy waters from Newfoundland toward an American base in Greenland. SG-19 was escorted by Coast Guard Cutters Tampa, Escanaba, and Comanche.

“LOST AT SEA” MEMORIAL BRICK DRIVE

The Friends of the Four Chaplains is partnering with Bricks R Us in a campaign to complete our: “Lost at Sea Memorial.”
Please help us achieve our goal of 400 Bricks!

SUPPORT THE FOUNDATION

Support our ongoing mission by becoming an Annual Member or renewing your Annual Membership.

We rely on the generosity of individuals, veterans, civic, and fraternal organizations, corporations, and foundations to support our mission.

OUR CHAPEL

Since the late 1940’s the Chapel of the Four Chaplains has been telling the story of the Four Chaplains and encouraging selfless sacrifice and interfaith cooperation. On February 15, 2001, the Chapel of the Four Chaplains moved to 1201 Constitution Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19112 the site of a 1942 World War II Navy Chapel.