Joyce Rommel receives the 4 Chaplains award at the conclusion of a POW/MIA Remembrance Service at St. Frances DeChantel RCC in Wantagh, New York. Pictured with Joyce are members from Vietnam War Veterans Assoc. of Nassau County, NY (VWVA), Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 82 (VVA 82), Nassau County VFW representatives and the POW/MIA cage. Joyce is President of the Long Island POW/MIA Coalition of Veterans and Concerned Citizens, Inc. among her many other past and present titles.
No tradition of American society is more precious to, or characteristic of, our culture than that of voluntarily reaching out to neighbors in need. Such selfless service is part of both our civic and our religious heritage.
The Chapel of Four Chaplains, a national non-profit organization, is founded upon one shining manifestation of our heritage – that of four Army Chaplains who, after giving their life jackets to soldiers who had none, linked arms with one another and went down with the USAT DORCHESTER, after it was torpedoed on February 3, 1943.
The full story can be found at www.fourchaplains.org.