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Annual Mickey Marcus Memorial Service at West Point, April 29

A service honoring Col. David ‘Mickey’ Marcus, who among 41 U.S. and Canadian volunteers who gave their lives in Israel’s War of Independence will be held in the Jewish Chapel at West Point on Sunday, April 29.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a coffee hour in the Jewish Chapel Social Hall, followed at 11 a.m. with a memorial service in the USMA Jewish Chapel led by chaplains and choir. The event will also commemorate the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, with guest speaker Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York, and a tribute to Col. Marcus by the United States Army’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center upon his induction as a Distinguished Member of the Civil Affairs Regiment. A Mourner’s Kaddish and wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the Marcus gravesite at 12:45 p.m.

The public is invited. West Point Security requires a government-issued photo ID. For more information contact: donnakparker1@gmail.com, Rafi_marom@hotmail.com, or spiegelsi@aol.com.

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