Dallas chapter holds Memorial Day event with the Boy Scouts

By Art Kaplan

The Harvey J. Bloom Post 256 in Dallas met their local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts at the Dallas Jewish Community Center in order to honor our fallen Veterans at 3 area cemeteries.  There were 32 volunteers present, and they all went to the Shearith Israel Cemetery on Dolphin Rd.  Back in 1955, Post 256 sponsored a monument honoring our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to preserve our American way of life.

A few words were spoken by TALO Commander Art Kaplan, and then NEC, PDC Jerry Benjamin played TAPS.  After the ceremony, the Boy Scouts alongside the JWV members proceeded to put flags on the graves of our Veterans.

After Shearith Israel Cemetery ceremony was complete, some of the group went on to Temple Emanu-El’s Cemetery on Lemmon Ave and some went to Sparkman Hillcrest Cemetery to put flags on the Veterans graves there.  “The day was a humbling experience knowing what these deceased Veterans did for us to be able to enjoy all the freedoms that America has to offer,” said Art Kaplan, Commander of TALO.

Volume 71. Number 3. Fall 2017

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