Jewish American Heritage Month

Chaplain Alexander Goode: Gave His Life for the Highest Duty

Commemorate Four Chaplains Day, designated February 3rd by Congress, with these resources.

The poster and accompanying lesson profiles U.S. Army Chaplain Alexander Goode, a rabbi who gave his life in service to his country during World War II. One of the famed "Four Chaplains," Rabbi Goode along with three Christian chaplains gave his life to save soldiers on board the transport ship Dorchester when it was torpedoed and sunk in 1943. Focus is on the role of the military during periods of crisis and the ultimate sacrifice that some individuals chose to make in service to their country. Suitable for grades 7-12. 

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