Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Pentagon Chaplain Office Rocks

You may recall that I said this a couple of weeks ago:
[Monkeyboy]'s part of a nine-voice children's chorus that will help celebrate Chanukah in a chapel at the Pentagon next week. Pretty cool opportunity to teach that, even when we disagree with what the politicians ask of the military, the profession of arms is a noble one, and worthy of respect.

Here's how that went:

Dear Chaplain [redacted],

My 10-year-old son sings with the Kol NoVa Choir that participated in your Hanukah observance last Thursday.

From the daunting logistics through the unbelievably personal attention you and Colonel [redacted] (and the rest of the Pentagon Unit Ministry Team) lavished on us, we came away from the Pentagon most impressed, indeed.

I thought Colonel [redacted] and both rabbis spoke eloquently. The reading from the Books of the Maccabees still rings in my ears. And, to these biased eyes, the kids shone like the stars.

Later, they were truly touched by what the saw and heard about 9/11. It's a powerful experience. It was guided masterfully.

Only your email was readily obvious at [the Chaplain Office web page] so you're the one I'm writing to. Please share my thanks with the whole Pentagon Chaplain Office.

Best regards,



Moonbeam said...

What an awesome opportunity. Very cooooool.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

very cool indeed.. It's funny that we can all get along inspite of our differences..Too bad it can't always be that way.. Congrats to Monkeyboy.

Churlita said...

Congrats to Monkeyboy and what a nice and thoughtful letter.

Rachelle said...

Wow, that's a fantastic experience for you and Monkeyboy! Congrats!

sybil law said...

You are such a thoughtfu, well spoken man.
Monkeyboy is lucky to have you and vice versa.

Bubblewench said...

Amazing. Glad it went so well.