Virtual ceremony to honor American veterans of Israel’s war of independence
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Virtual ceremony to honor American veterans of Israel’s war of independence

The American Veterans of Israel Legacy Corporation will honor American volunteers who fought in Israel’s War of Independence. The program, on Zoom, will include clips of in-person programs held at West Point over the years to commemorate the war, which was fought from 1947 to 1949.

The program is set for Sunday, August 29, at 11 a.m.

It will include a focus on Colonel David Daniel “Mickey” Marcus, the U.S. Army veteran who because Israel’s first general. Colonel Marcus, a West Point graduate, is buried in the U.S. Military Academy in West Point.

The program will include an introduction by veteran Si Spiegelman and a segment from the 2019 memorial featuring veteran Ralph Lowenstein z”l. Participants also will see clips from the 1966 film “Cast a Giant Shadow,” starring Kirk Douglas as Colonel Mickey Marcus. The online program includes an interview with Col. Glenn Goldman, a performance by the SAR Academy Choir, and parts of the annual memorial service at the Mickey Marcus’s gravesite. For information, go to israelvets.com.

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