Celebrating Our Diversity by Candlelight

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This year’s Interfaith Candlelight Service took place in Davis Chapel on Sunday, December 11. The Interfaith Candlelight Service is a traditional NYMA event that dates back more than a hundred years, and brings the Corps of Cadets, faculty and staff, and parents together to mark the holidays in a way that celebrates the diversity on our campus. The program for Sunday included readings from Christian, Hebrew, and Muslim texts calling for peace on earth, and traditional American Christmas carols. The candle-lighting itself, passing the light of a candle along from one person to the next, symbolized all we share as the brotherhood of man, and all of our shared hopes for the future.