Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice
for our freedoms;
we know that you have paid the price
for what we could not.
God Bless our United States Army, Air Force,
Coast Guard, Navy and Marines,
and all military and support personnel,
especially those in harm's way.
God's Peace, beyond all understanding,
to our Veterans who have entered eternal life.
The UCC has 45 chaplains on active duty, in the National Guard and with the U.S. Army Reserves. There are also five seminarians preparing for military chaplaincy in the Army and Navy, and there two UCC chaplains deployed to Afghanistan and two on assignment in Europe. While the UCC ordains those chaplains, they are able to pastor to a variety of faiths within their military unit, while also conducting themselves as commissioned officers. Written by Anthony Moujaes (see at: http://www.ucc.org/memorial-day-05242013)