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900 tune into online commemoration service to honour Jewish servicemen and women

The event sought to 'commemorate all those who fell, whose memories we will always cherish and thank those who served and are currently serving'

AJEX chairman Mike Bluestone
AJEX chairman Mike Bluestone

More than 900 online users tuned into a virtual event to honour British Jewish servicemen and women during National Armed Forces Week.

The ceremony, held by the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX) on Sunday, sought to “commemorate all those who fell, whose memories we will always cherish and thank those who served and are currently serving,” according to the veterans’ group chairman Mike Bluestone.

National Armed Forces Week, which ran from 22 to 28 June this year, called on the UK to show its support for the Armed Forces community.

JFS and Hasmonean pupils read aloud war-poems during Sunday’s event, which included a wreath laying ceremony at Bushey War Memorial and a keynote address delivered by AJEX patron and former defence secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind.

Other participants included armed forces chaplain Rabbi Reuben Livingstone, AJEX chairman Mike Bluestone, Board of Deputies president Marie Van der Zyl and veteran Ron Shelley.

 

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