A Chaplain’s Reflection on 9/11

Many men and women joined the military following -and because of- the attack on the United States on 11 September 2001. There are many stories that came out of the 9/11 attacks, here’s one chaplain’s…

The Chaplain Kit

September 11, 2001 began like any other day for me. I wasn’t a chaplain yet, but was a pastor at a civilian church in Upstate New York. It was a Tuesday, so I was meeting with men from the church for breakfast at the Corner Cafe just a few miles down State Highway 96 from my church in Clifton Springs, New York.

The breakfast for us was uneventful.  As I recall, there were just a few who showed up this particular week, but we enjoyed a great breakfast and good conversation as we always did. Eventually it was down to just Cliff and I finishing our coffee before we left, when another patron mentioned that a plane had run into the World Trade Center. I found that a bit hard to believe and Cliff and I exchanged looks of disbelief. I finished my coffee and headed home, only mildly curious what may…

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About Daryl Densford

I am an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene serving as an active-duty Army Chaplain. I am currently the Deputy Garrison Chaplain at Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Posted on 11 September 2019, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Dr. George W. Rogers Sr.

    Thanks for the reflection. And thanks for your service.

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