Welcome my fellow Chaplains!
May God bless you and those Comrades that you serve. For, you see, being a VFW Chaplain is all about service. You should consider it an honor and privilege to have been selected to serve as a Veterans of Foreign Wars Chaplain. Below are some helpful tools to assist you in your service as a VFW Chaplain.
Pro Deo Et Patria
(For God and Country)
Dale A. Iannello
District #3 Chaplain
VFW Chaplain website for VFW Chaplains
VFW Chaplain's Duties and Functions Manual
Note: This manual was researched, compiled and written by Rev. Thomas E. Darling
National Chaplain (2007-2008)
Chaplain Duties and Functions.pdf
Official Chaplain's Handbook Link from VFW National HQ
VFW Chaplain's Report
Note: This is the Chaplain's Report for Washington State. It was created by Rev. Thomas E. Darling National Chaplain (2007-2008).
VFW Chaplain Report.doc
Generic VFW Chaplain's Report
This is a Chaplain Report in PDF format that can be filled out with a digital signature. Created by District Chaplain Dale A. Iannello B.T., M.B.S.
VFW Burial Ritual
From Edward Norris, Post #5052
VFW Burial Ritual.pdf
Sample Chapel Service for a Veteran
Written by George "Corky" Berthiaume
Sample Chapel Service.doc
Service cards for the officers at a graveside service
Graveside Service Cards.doc
Bibliography for Hospital Visitation.
Provided by Chaplain Frank Correa.
Sample Prayers for Comrades
Family request for a Chapel/Gravesite service
Army Suicide Prevention Manual
A valuable resource to aid Chaplains in giving a suicide prevention class.
Suicide Prevention Manual.pdf
Army Religious Support Manual
Joint Publication 1-05
Religious Support Operations for all services.
Joint Publication 1-05.pdf
Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Army SAPRO Policy07.pdf
Department of Pennsylvania Chaplain's Guide page. Created by Rev. Chaplain Peter Hook. Very useful information if you are a VFW Chaplain.
Dept. of Washington Chaplain's Corner
Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline
US Army Chaplain Center and School
How to deal with Grief
Guidelines for effective hospital visitation
Covenant Bible Seminary
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