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Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Mark O. Piggott, Public Affairs Officer
YORKTOWN- During the Holocaust Remembrance Day program aboard Naval Weapons Station (WPNSTA) Yorktown, Sailors lit six candles on April 15 to commemorate the six million Jews killed during the genocide known today as the Holocaust. The annual program is held on Yom Hashoah, which marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1942.
"Today is a somber day of remembrance, set apart to memorialize the horrific suffering and genocide against Your chosen people and the many others who, by their dissent, marked their demise as well," said LT Jim Rutan, WPNSTA Yorktown Command Chaplain. "If justice can even be served...

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