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53rd Annual Mickey Marcus Memorial Service
May 5 , 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
American Veterans of Israel Legacy Corporation in conjunction with The Consulate General of Israel in New York invite the public to attend the 53rd Annual Mickey Marcus Memorial Service at The US Military Academy – West Point Jewish Chapel.
The annual program commemorating colonel David ‘Mickey’ Marcus among the 41 US and Canadian volunteers who gave their lives in Israel’s War of Independence (1947-1949).
10:00-10:50…Coffee hour in the Chapel Social Hall
11:00-12:15…Memorial Service in the USMA Jewish Chapel led by Chaplains and choir `in the presence of Veterans of Israel’s War of Independence and guests. Jewish War Veterans-Rockland/Orange District presenting the Colors. CH (CPT) David Ruderman (USMA) and guest rabbis officiating.
Observing the 70th Anniversary of the IDF presenting: A Tribute to the Machal Volunteers from The Chief of The General Staff – Israel Defense Forces
Messages from the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and The Chief of the IDF General Staff, LTG Gadi Eisenkot
Presenting the Machal Citation: Amb. Dani Dayan, Consul General of the State of Israel in NY MG Michael Edelstein, Israel Defense Attache to the U.S.
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 graveside.
Firing Salute and Taps by the USMA Honor Guard.