Sunday, May 30, 2021
US Chaplain Major Edward J. Waters conducts a service for US Army and Navy troops in the Weymouth Harbour Tramway, Custom House Quay, the day right before the D-Day landings in Normandy (June 5th, 1944). Chaplains and Catholic priests played an important role in providing essential spiritual and psychological guidance during the days and weeks that followed. Unarmed, they courageously put themselves on the front lines to say Mass, offer pastoral care for active and wounded soldiers, and provide last rites for the dying and prayers for those killed.