This “Veterans Recognition Day” program was presented to the Men’s Club board early in the fall of 2006 and everyone thought it had great potential. The central idea for the event was to have a veteran (member of Har Zion) from different wars speak about his experiences in the service and the war. We were able to identify one veteran to speak from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and “Desert Storm”. In addition, we had an Israeli speaker who spoke about the Israeli “67 War. The men that were contacted accepted with excitement and were proud and delighted to have been asked.
Veterans Day fall on the second Monday of November, so the program was held on the Sunday morning before it. Format-wise, we began the morning with services at 9AM, followed by the program at 10. The Club served a breakfast of juice, lox, bagels, cream cheese, salads, coffee and sweet rolls. After breakfast, each of the veterans spoke of his experience to a totally engrossed audience of 110 people. The program adjourned at 11:45.
(This is the full entry.)