Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

Second Annual National Service Honoring the Jewish Fallen Heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan

April 2012

Washington, DC - The National Museum of American Jewish Military History (NMAJMH) under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) lists at present over 45 Jewish service people who have given their lives in defense of our country in Iraq and Afghanistan.

To honor these Fallen Heroes, NMAJMH is sponsoring the Second Annual National Shabbat Service Honoring the Jewish Fallen Heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan. On this Memorial Day weekend, and hopefully countless Memorial Day weekends thereafter, we are asking all of the synagogues throughout our Nation and all Jewish organizations to read the names of these Fallen Heroes in memorial. The Second Annual National Shabbat Service Honoring the Jewish Fallen Heroes will be held in Washington, DC at the 6th and I Historic Synagogue at 6:45 PM on Friday, May 25, 2012.

We are asking people throughout the country to present this list of the Fallen Heroes to their 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.

For more information about this special project, please contact Nikki Salzman at or 202-265-6280.

About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is the oldest active veterans’ organization in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.

About the National Museum of American Jewish Military History

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History , under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans, documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States, educates the public concerning the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces, and works to combat anti-Semitism.

 

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