Enlisting Faith – Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 pm

Ronit Stahl joins us on Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 pm to discuss her new book Enlisting Faith in conversation with guest Rabbi Heather Borshof, U.S.Army, Jewish Chaplain at Fort Belvoir and Rabbi Steven Rein, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Jewish Chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery. A century ago, as the United States prepared to enter World War Read more about Enlisting Faith – Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 pm[…]

Over There: Ernest Izan

When a Jenny or D.H. 9 fell from the sky and thundered into the ground, routine activities immediately ceased and the total emphasis of the medical group turned to the rescue and recovery of the involved airmen.  Interrupting his other duties, Edwin rode out to accident sites in an ambulance, across bumpy, hole-ridden, rough roads and fields, kicking up massive clouds of choking light brown dust.

The Faces of Margraten Seeking Photos of Jewish Soldiers Buried at Netherlands American Cemetery

The Faces of Margraten and Fields of Honor Database are seeking photographs of Jewish soldiers buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten. This project was created by the Dutch non-profit organization Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven as an effort to honor the Americans who served in World War II and particularly the 10,023 buried at Margraten. Read more about The Faces of Margraten Seeking Photos of Jewish Soldiers Buried at Netherlands American Cemetery[…]

Celebrate Shabbat and Support Veterans on Veterans Day at the Museum

Honor veterans on Veterans Day Shabbat at the museum on Saturday, November 11th. 10am – Noon – Shabbat Service  Noon – 3pm – Veterans Day Service Project Join us at the museum between to put together care packages for hospitalized veterans. What to bring: Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors, sample size cans of shaving cream, Read more about Celebrate Shabbat and Support Veterans on Veterans Day at the Museum[…]

L’shana Tova: Rosh Hashanah V-Mail from World War II

To ease the burden on the postal system, V-mail was introduced during World War II for correspondence with service members stationed abroad. Stationery was photographed and transported on microfilm and then reproduced on small paper sheets at the destination. It was the primary way for soldiers and their families at home to communicate during the Read more about L’shana Tova: Rosh Hashanah V-Mail from World War II[…]

Save the Salami by Martin Sack

Sometimes, there’s nothing better for your morale than a kosher salami sent from Mom. Our museum archives has many stories of young service members overjoyed at receiving a salami overseas. In 2007, Martin Sack wrote this recalling his experience in Korea in 1954: The 1st Ordnance Battalion was stationed in a former Japanese military base Read more about Save the Salami by Martin Sack[…]