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Salute To Our Veterans
May 16 , 3:00 pm
Event: Salute To Our Veterans Date: Wednesday, May 16 at 3pm
Location: Adath Jeshurun Cemetery 4779 Roland Road, Allison Park, PA 15101 (North Hills – > see above website for directions)
Adath Jeshurun Synagogue was founded in 1916 in the East End of Pittsburgh primarily immigrants from Eastern Europe whose families fled the Pogroms. It Charter was signed in 1918 – 100 years ago!
Annually, prior to Memorial Day, Community Day School youth, teachers, parents and Adath Jeshurun Cemetery Board Members come to the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery and respectfully discard the weathered American flags and replace them with crisp new American flags to honor these individuals who unselfishly have given service to our country.
What happens on-site?
Reviewed with the children are rules of respect both to the American flag and to the grave sites of veterans. It is inspirational to see the enthusiasm of the youth (usually 6-8th graders) as they scroll down the plot graphic and search out the graves of veterans. There is a certain pride that is evident on the faces of these youth as they proceed through this exercise. They learn the value of a good deed.
Added value: the Army Honor Guard generally joins the assembled annually. Their decorum, explanations of services they perform for veterans that have passed away and the hands-on experiences they provide are impactful.
A living legend from WW II is always tries to make this special event so that he can interface with the CDS students.
In 2018, we hope other local veterans attend this event so that they can be recognized and join the group in the above activities and in a special short memorial service, created by a CDS teacher, to honor those who have served our Nation.
If you can attend, please provide an rsvp to (Renee at 412-363-3112). Please visit www.adathjeshuruncemeterypgh.org for driving directions.