Minnesota Flags Half-Staff Today 03 Feb 14

Governor Dayton has ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff today (MON) in observance of the 71st anniversary of the sinking of the US Army transport Dorchester off the coast of Greenland.  In 1943, as the transport was sinking, four chaplains of different faiths went soldier to soldier to calm fears and hand out life jackets.  When there were no more lifejackets left, the chaplains removed their own and gave them to soldiers in need of protection. Governor Dayton says Immortal Chaplains Day is a good reminder for Minnesotans to express compassion for those of different races and faiths.