21-Day Salute – Day 14

Wreaths Across America Salutes the Jewish War Veterans

 

Wreaths Across America (WAA) is enacting a 21-Day Salute, recognizing groups and individuals who exemplify the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. The organization has a goal to place a wreath at every headstone at Arlington National Cemetery, but they have a dream that people across the country will share the mission of WAA for generations.

Earlier this year, members of the WAA Board had the honor of meeting with members of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) to discuss the most appropriate ways to honor all our veterans, and teach our children about sacrifices made for our freedoms. After that visit, both organizations agreed that Wreaths Across America presents an opportunity to create awareness of the contributions of Jewish veterans and active duty military.

WAA is privileged to have the Rabbi Harold Robinson joining the group at Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 15 to address the assembled volunteers, specifically to share the proper ways to honor our veterans and families of Jewish faith.

Col. Herb Rosenbleeth, the Executive Director of the JWV had this to say: “The National Museum of Jewish Military History appreciates the efforts being made to educate, honor and remember all Veterans who gave their lives for our freedom. We appreciate that Wreaths Across America follows all cemetery rules and only places wreaths as designated by the cemeteries. By respecting the faith traditions of all veterans who have passed, Wreaths Across America distinguishes itself as a leader among organizations who seek to honor the service of our veterans.”

To learn more about the Jewish War Veterans of the USA and their work with Wreaths Across America, please contact:

Amber Caron
(207) 513-6457
acaron@kempgoldberg.com

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