Yom Ha’Shoah in Afghanistan

1st Lt. Kristin Burt of the Army News Service reports on a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony held at FOB Salerno in Afghanistan.

For Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah, literally the Day of (remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism, the FOB Equal Opportunity Advisor Sgt. 1st Class Jeffery Fagan organized a ceremony that encouraged Soldiers and civilians to do just that: remember.

“If we don’t stop to reflect about the atrocities of the Holocaust, it can happen again,” said Fagan. “If we don’t remember and educate others about that culture, we do ourselves a disservice.”

Fagan educated Salerno tenants through an observance that included a candle-lighting ceremony, a poem reading and a multi-media presentation comprising a movie clip and informational posters on the chapel wall.

Read the full article HERE.