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Nondenominational Chapel Dedicated at Veterans Affairs Hospital Chapel

Elder Lance B. Wickman, a senior church leader from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated a new nondenominational Veterans Affairs hospital chapel in Salt Lake City. 

Elder Wickman, who served twice in Vietnam as a captain in the United States Army told veterans in the audience, “We who have so served share a common brotherhood.  We are comrades in arms – a band of brothers.”

The new chapel, located in the Salt Lake City Veterans Nursing Home, was built to accommodate the increasing number of those attending church services each week.

“This chapel is, most of all, is a tribute to you and all those other “citizen soldiers” who have sacrificed so much in defense of our land and our liberty” Elder Wickman said.

“We sincerely appreciate the substantial contribution made by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which in and of itself made this chapel project possible,” said Dennis N. McFall, deputy director of the State of Utah Department of Veterans Affairs.

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