Aliyah Bet & Machal Virtual Museum

 

Mickey Marcus Memorial Service at West Point - Sunday, April 29, 2018

AMERICAN VETERANS OF ISRAEL LEGACY CORPORATION In conjunction with the CONSULATE GENERAL OF ISRAEL IN NEW YORK

INVITES THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND THE 52ND ANNUAL MICKEY MARCUS MEMORIAL SERVICE  AT THE U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY - WEST POINT JEWISH CHAPEL- SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018

PLEASE JOIN US IN MEMORIALIZING COL. DAVID ‘MICKEY’ MARCUS AMONG 41 U.S. AND CANADIAN VOLUNTEERS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN ISRAEL’S WAR OF INDEPENDENCE (1947-1949).

10:00-10:50 - Coffee hour in the Jewish Chapel Social Hall.

11:00-12:15 - Memorial Service in the USMA Jewish Chapel led by Chaplains and choir; Jewish War Veterans-Rockland/Orange District presenting the Colors. CH (CPT) David Ruderman (USMA) and guest rabbis officiating. 

    COMMEMORATION … We will be marking the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel. We will honor all our fallen and recently departed. Among the prominent speakers will be Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York.   

    TRIBUTE…to Col. Marcus by the United States Army's John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center on his induction as a Distinguished Member of the Civil Affairs Regiment. The USMA Jewish Chapel has been designated as the place of honor where the plaque and medallion will be displayed.

12:45-1:15 - USMA Military Cemetery. Honoring Col. David ‘Mickey’ Marcus among the fallen volunteers in Israel’s War of Independence. Mourners Kaddish and wreath-laying ceremony at the Marcus gravesite. Firing Salute and Taps by the USMA Honor Guard.

                                

PLEASE BRING FAMILY AND FRIENDS

West Point Security requires a government-issued photo ID.

Event Contacts: donnakparker1@gmail.com, Rafi_marom@hotmail.com, or spiegelsi@aol.com

                   

Driving Directions

- From NY State Thruway, Take Harriman Exit 16 onto 6 East. Follow to the Bear Mountain Traffic Circle. Take 9W North to West Point exit.  

- From NYC, Take George Washington Bridge Upper Deck onto Palisades Pkwy North to the exit 18. Take 9W North  to West Point/Highland Falls exit.

Getting to the Jewish Chapel:  Past the gate, turn left onto Mills Rd. At the fork bear right onto Stony Lonesome Rd; then turn left onto Merritt Rd to the Jewish chapel.                                                                                                                                                       

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