Duluth Civitans to honor local clergy

DULUTH -- Each February, Civitans honor local clergy in remembrance of a tragic event from World War II that took the lives of several U.S. Army chaplains.

During Clergy Appreciation Week, the Johns Creek and Duluth Civitan Clubs will honor local clergy at a special function 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Standard Club. Pastor Jack Wolfe of Epic Ministries will be the featured speaker.

The week is held to recognize the heroism of four U.S. Army chaplains who during World War II were aboard the U.S. Troop ship Dorchester on Feb. 3, 1943.

When the ship was torpedoed in the North Atlantic, the men worked together to evacuate the soldiers, ultimately giving their lives by offering their own life jackets.

According to its website, Civitan International is an organization of community service clubs with about 40,000 members across four continents.

Each club works to help others and fulfill needs in their community, with a special emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.

For information or reservations for the upcoming event, email ltcrouc@attglobal.net or call Terry Crouch at 678 242-0445.