Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

Memorial Day FlagThe National Museum of American Jewish Military History presently lists 56 identified Jewish service people who have given their lives in defense of our country in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On this Memorial Day weekend, and hopefully countless Memorial Day weekends thereafter, we are asking all of the synagogues Jewish organizations throughout our nation to read the names of these Fallen Heroes in memorial. Please present this list of the Fallen Heroes to your Rabbi, Executive Director, or Organizational President and ask him or her to read it with reverence on this coming Memorial Day weekend. In remembering the names of our fallen brothers and sisters, we succeed in honoring their memories in perpetuity.

Our Annual National Memorial Day Shabbat Service will be held at 6th and I Historic Synagogue on Friday, May 27, 2016. Join us for a Carlebach-inspired service led by Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner, followed by dinner and Shabbat singing. Featured speakers include Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. National Commander Jerome Blum and Norman Rosenshein, past president of the museum. During the service, the names of the more than 50 fallen heroes will be read in solemn remembrance and prayer. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails before the 6:45 pm service.

Please register in advance.