Presidents Day Reminder

For Presidents Day, remembering George Washington and his chaplain. Washington was arguably the President who most supported military chaplaincy, being instrumental in Congress approving chaplains for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

“The Chaplain at Valley Forge (artist: William A. Smith). History records that our first commander-in-chief was a man of sincere religious faith. He depended heavily upon the chaplains of the Continental Army for their spiritual and moral leadership. Israel Evans was sometimes referred to as ‘General George Washington’s Chaplain.’ He led the Army in prayers at Valley Forge. Before a battle, he usually prayed that the Lord of Hosts would lead the Army to victory, if that be according to Divine Will; if not, he begged God to stand neutral and let ‘flesh and blood’ decide the issue”

About Daryl Densford

I am an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene serving as an active-duty Army Chaplain. I am currently an ethics instructor at the U.S. Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Posted on 17 February 2020, in Chaplaincy, History and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Matthew Weeks

    Really enjoying this site.
    I’m both a former school teacher-history- and a living historian, so am finding this a wealth of important and informative historical data.
    The site is really quite impressive-but we know that’s not why you do it-it is an important part of passing on how our religious communities strengthen our nation.


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