In recognition of the WW 1 Centennial the Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiiative, an organization dedicated to sharing both the history and the future of the largest Jewish community outside of israel, will honor the 100 names on the Zion memorial. These young men who served from 1917-1918 or 19 all came from the same East New York or Brownsville neighborhoods which, in those years was predominantly Jewish.
With the changing of the neighborhood demographics, school children and other organizations who now live or work in the area will join with us to recognize the diversity of Brooklyn, the changing communities and respect for those who served, some died, during the Great War.
We expect to have several descendants of these soldiers at the event-some coming from various parts of the country to recognize relative whom they may not have known but want to honor.
they will be available for discussions and interviews about how families move and change.
Representatives from local schools, elected officials, a color guard from the local Fire Department, Jewish War Veterans and community organizations will attend
We are hoping that this will help others across the country becme aware of the Centennial and get help looking for the names of their lost relatives as well..
press coverage can certainly help others to find out more