window March 5 in memory of victims
of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.
window for Pentagon
(RNS)--Working with a Texas art studio, hundreds of Army chaplains
jointly crafted a stained glass
___About 400 chaplains and chaplain assistants,
meeting for a training seminar at Hilton Head, S.C., were able to help
create the pentagon-shaped window that features an American bald eagle,
the U.S. flag, a picture of the Pentagon building and the date of the
___The words "United in Memory"
appear in the amber glass at the top of the window, and 184 crimson
pieces circling the design symbolize the military and civilian personnel
who died at the site.
history, art has served as the public expression of humankind's deepest
emotion, thoughts and faith," said Chaplain Gaylord Gunhus, chief of
chaplains for the U.S. Army. "Through creating this stained-glass
window, we will express our faith as well as honor those we remember who
were taken from us."
Wester, spokesman for the Army chief of chaplains' office, said the
window will be offered by Gunhus for use in a memorial chapel that is
being designed for the Pentagon to commemorate victims of the
___The window was designed by Dennis
Roberts, owner of IHS Studios, an architectural art glass studio in
___"There's actually around
500 individual pieces of glass, and they're all numbered, and those
numbers correspond to a pattern," he said.
___After the chaplains placed the individual pieces
in their proper places, Roberts completed the window panel.
Get printer-friendly version of this story
Send this story to a friend
News of religion, faith, missions, Bible study and
Christian ministry among Texas Baptist churches, in the BGCT, the
Southern Baptist Convention ( SBC ) and around the
Masthead / Why
We're Here / Links /
/ E-mail us/ SUBSCRIBE!/