We are all tremendously grateful to the people serving on the frontlines of COVID-19 in essential services. This includes healthcare workers, first responders, grocery store clerks, gas station attendants, postal employees, delivery drivers, auto mechanics, and so many more.
The Vietnam War lasted from August 4, 1964 through May 7, 1975. It was arguably the longest and most unpopular war the United States has ever been in with over 57,000 soldiers killed and 153,303 wounded. Many soldiers who served in the Vietnam War returned home with moral injuries that still cause mental pain and alienation.
As restrictions on gathering becomes the new normal in the fight against COVID-19, we have seen concerts and sporting events put on hold. One of the most heartbreaking consequences of these necessary restrictions are limits on how many can attend a funeral.
Taking care of you is at the center of everything we do. Even as we navigate times of change, our priority – you – remains the same. Be assured we are taking every precaution to ensure your safety and that we can continue to care for you during these difficult times.
One of the many duties of the chaplain in the healthcare system is to help patients and loved ones find a sense of peace in the time leading up to a patient’s transition. As medical care professionals, we encounter people from many different backgrounds and traditions.