Welcome to the Events Calendar!
We invite you to explore more ways to get involved and connect Arizona’s service members, veterans and their families. Listed here are upcoming training and events conducted by the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and our partners.
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Four Chaplains Day
February 3, 2024
Four Chaplains Day is a holiday that honors the memory of four chaplains who sacrificed their own lives to save others during World War II. On February 3, 1943, the USAT Dorchester, a military transport ship, was torpedoed by a German submarine. The four chaplains, who were from different faiths, gave up their own life jackets and helped others onto lifeboats before the ship sank. This day serves as a reminder of their bravery and selflessness and is observed annually on February 3 with memorial services and ceremonies throughout the United States. The four chaplains, who represented different religious denominations, have become a symbol of interfaith unity and courage in the face of adversity.