Events

April 19, 2013

Holocaust observance draws big crowd

Dr. Samuel Caron, child psychologist at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, served as keynote speaker at the Days of Remembrance Obervance. His speech touched on genocide warning signs and how we can help stop it in the present-day.

Several attended Fort Huachuca’s 2013 Days of Remembrance Observance on Tuesday hosted by the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Team at Fitch Auditorium in Alvarado Hall.

According to Sgt. 1st Class Michael Wood, Installation Equal Opportunity advisor, the crowd was a nice surprise.

This year’s theme, “Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs,” focused on using the Holocaust as a learning tool to eliminate present day genocides and prevent them from happening in the future. Audience members watched a short video released by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on the warning signs which had been ignored leading up to the Holocaust.

This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Samuel Caron, child psychologist from Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center. He is also president and lay leader at Temple Kol Hamidbar, a reform Jewish congregation in Sierra Vista.

“As long as we teach and encourage hate, genocide will continue,” he said. “As long as we ignore the warning signs and don’t take action, it will not only continue, but continue basically unpunished.”

In addition to Caron, other guests of honor included seven Holocaust survivors. During the event, each survivor came up to the stage to light a candle.

Nine candles were lit in total. The first six represented the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust, while the seventh candle represented the 5 million non-Jews who died. The eighth candle was dedicated those who spoke out against the Nazis. The final candle signified the liberation of the concentration camps.

A recitation of names called out the major concentration camps and the number of Jewish deaths during the candle lighting ceremony.

Gail Wallen, Ph.D., Holocaust program educator, said, “Recent research has shown that the numbers of camps has expanded dramatically. The numbers now listed are between 40,000 and 42,500 camps that held Jews and other prisoners of the Nazis as well.”

The Days of Remembrance is an annual, national and civic commemoration dedicated to Holocaust victims. Ceremonies are conducted nation-wide during a one week period designated by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. This year’s National Days of Remembrance took place April 7-14.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Cyber-Security-Scout-Article-06OCT2014

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

U.S. Army graphic by Lawrence Boyd “You Are the First Line of Defense.” That is the message those who are responsible for the defense of the Army’s networks wants to get out to the rest of the Army during National Cyber S...
 
 

Depression awareness showcased during month of October

Stand To! In observance of October as National Depression Awareness Month, the U.S. Army will join several organizations across America to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression. The public will learn the importance of seeking treatment and will be provided information about the availability of free online anonymous behavioral health screenings....
 
 

Robin Williams — could someone have helped?

I haven’t been able to talk about it until now, but I was really angry that Robin Williams committed suicide. I have been a fan of Williams since the Mork and Mindy days and always admired how much he had going for him. I knew he had problems, but somehow never considered that suicide could...
 

 
DoD

DOD recognizes commitment to prevent sexual assault

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department Wednesday honored exceptional groups and individuals from each military component who contributed an innovative idea or approach to positively impact sexual assault prevention and response programs. The Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award recognizes Service members and DOD Civilians whose work in support of service members has been particularly notew...
 
 

Trick-or-treat hours set for Fort Huachuca Oct. 31

Fort Huachuca Halloween trick-or-treating will take place Oct. 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. for children under 14. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Standard access requirements for the installation remain in effect. This includes the requirement that everyone 16 and over entering the installation provide a valid picture identification and...
 
 

VA processes more than 1.3 million veterans’ claims in FY14

WASHINGTON — More than 1.3 million veterans received decisions on their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation and pension claims in fiscal year 2014 — the highest number in VA’s history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking production by more than 150,000 claims. This second year of record-breaking production comes as VA continues to transform the...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin