Remembering and Honoring

Often April is a time for remembering events deeply etched into our souls. We remember the holocaust where over 6 million Jews and “undesirables” were killed. We remember and cry that it may never happen again. Muslims remember Koranic words of hope that spiritually inspire. Christians quote from memory “do this in remembrance of me (Jesus)”. Unit Ministry Team (UMT) veterans remember their friends and teachers who came before them, honoring their call to service and eternal rest.

UMT veterans and actively serving UMTs gather to remember words like, “Pro Deo et Patria” and “Bringing God to people and people to God”. In these gatherings are remembering, sharing, growing, mentoring, honoring, serving, and more. Veterans pass on a legacy to those still actively serving as UMTs while those same UMTs exchange information and prayers for keeping the call alive and progressing. It is an incubator of ideas and inspiration that only comes with personal interactions with each other.

May we strive to keep our chaplaincy call strong and healthy by gathering as the Army Chaplain Corps Family in Columbia, SC, 22-25 Oct 2024. Among the many activities, we will conduct a solemn service remembering Corps Family deceased during the past two years. Our new Chaplain Corps Honorary UMT will deliver the message while all will participate in the honors.

Important reminder. Please forward to CH(COL-Ret) John Brinsfield, Corps Historian Emeritus, your names and information on deceased Chaplain Corps Family members since our last gathering in Oct 2022. Email him at chaplainjwb@gmail.com. Do not send this information to other board members or the Chief of Chaplains Office. We have honed a one-stop shop that covers all the bases. Send your announcements to John. This way we can ensure all are remembered and revered. Thank you and blessings always.

Pro Deo et Patria

Scottie Lloyd
USACCRA President