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A tribute on Memorial Day

May 28, 2012

Tags: Memorial Day, Military chaplains

On this Memorial Day, I wanted to share an article from a Charlotte, North Carolina, newspaper, on the role of the military chaplain.

The article describes a Memorial Day tradition at Arlington called "Flags In," in which members of the military, including chaplains, place flags on the graves of 220,000 soldiers. Chaplains themselves can be laid to rest on Chaplains Hill in the cemetery. Monuments there date from 1926.

The article quotes one chaplain at length, Lt. Col. Keith Croom, currently the senior Army chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery. Chaplain Croom and I have had several conversations. He is being honored for his outstanding service. Congratulations, Chaplain Croom!