Honoring Holocaust victims


The nation observes Days of Remembrance to remember the Holocaust and honor the victims and survivors of that genocide.

This year, the week-long commemoration is from April 12 through April 19. The theme is “Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act” and was designated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

An observance ceremony will be held April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sandy Basin Community Center here. The event is open to the Fort Irwin community.

The ceremony will feature a video and testimonials narrated by Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians of Dental Clinic Command – the unit co-sponsoring the event with the installation Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity offices. There will also be a lighting of candles in remembrance of Holocaust victims and educational displays.