Jewish war veterans memorial dedicated

The first Jewish memorial in a veterans cemetery was dedicated yesterday at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Michigan. Members of the Jewish community gathered to pay their respects to the Jewish war veterans honored by the memorial.

The Daily Tribune reports that veterans such as Hans Weinmann, 83, attended the ceremony and recalled time served as an Army radio engineer in World War II. Other attendees, such as, Jewish War Veterans Michigan department Commander, Jerry Order, discussed the contributions that Jewish servicemen and women have made to the country.

The memorial reads, “Lest We Forget. Dedicated by the Department of Michigan Jewish War Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary.”

Learn more about the Jewish War Veterans organization.