May 3, 2012, the Dayton VA Medical Center rededicated the Home Chapel after its remodeling. Invitations were sent and the Chapel was packed as guests celebrated the reopening of the beloved Chapel. Pam Elliot of Channel 2 was the MC with Congressman Michael Turner, Hon. Walter H. Rice, and special guest, Frederic Gagel, great-grandson of Chaplain Earnshaw.
Congratulations to Director Glenn Costie and the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center for completing this remodel on the chapel and for planning the fine celebration!
Construction on the Home Chapel began in 1868. It was first dedicated October 26, 1870. One hundred years later, the Chapel was at risk of falling in to ruin, but through the efforts of AVHC and many others, the Chapel was rededicated in November 2005.
The Dayton area community, AVHC volunteers, VA employees and volunteers and the children from the Daycare on the VA Campus celebrated the 2012 rededication