Remembering our Fallen Soldiers

May 25, 2022 by The Upper Room Fellowship

As we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day in the United States, may we take time to pause and pray, reflecting on the true meaning of the holiday by giving thanks for the men and women who paid the ultimate price, giving their lives for our country. We live free because of their sacrifice.

At The Upper Room, Memorial Day marks the beginning of our Chaplains’ Ministry campaign. The Chaplains’ Ministry supports military, VA hospital, and prison chaplains by providing copies of The Upper Room daily devotional for their ministries. Chaplains often tell us that The Upper Room is the most widely requested devotional material. Chaplain Peters, who was recently added to our distribution list, had to immediately increase her number of copies, saying “I didn’t realize the copies would be gone so quick.” Chaplain Andrews, who serves on an aircraft carrier, was excited to learn about the Chaplains’ Ministry and requested several hundred copies for his 3000–5000 member crew.*

When you give to The Upper Room Chaplains’ Ministry, you support Chaplains Peters and Andrews and their counterparts in the military, at VA hospitals, and at correctional facilities. For $42, you can provide 10 copies per issue of The Upper Room to one chaplain for a year. Let us serve those who have dedicated their lives to one of service.

P.S. If you know a chaplain who would appreciate receiving copies of The Upper Room for his or her ministry, please contact us at or have the chaplain complete this request form.

*For privacy, real names of chaplains were not given.

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