Despite the selfless sacrifice of the chaplains honored on the Four Monuments on top of Chaplain’s Hill, there is no single book or website that provides their biographies, background and/or photos. Not every chaplain honored on Chaplain’s Hill is actually buried at Arlington National Military Cemetery.
Therefore, Chaplain’s Hill Project is not just about a single resting place, a single conflict, a single faith, a single branch of the military or a single Chaplain. Rather it seeks to provide this important information of all of the U.S. Military Chaplains who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War.
And while the names of U.S. Military Chaplains who have lost their lives in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have not yet been inscribed on Chaplain’s Hill, this web site seeks to honor them also.
The Chaplain’s Hill Project will seek to work with the U.S. Military, military historians, veteran’s groups, non-profit organizations and the friends and the families of those who are honored on these four monuments. The Chaplain’s Hill Project hopes to receive photographs, stories, videos and other information to be available through the web site. However, the Chaplain’s Hill Project is not seeking to actually collect, store and display the actual physical artifacts from these heroes.
The Chaplain’s Hill Project is a work in progress, with the web interface being developed and tested while the actual information of the approximately 250 chaplains is being collected. Families and friends of those honored on Chaplain’s Hill, along with those interested in helping in this project are encourage to use the contact form to pass on their email addresses or to offer information to be eventually displayed on the web site.