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Community asked to raise a glass for British Jews in the armed forces

Jewish Military Association and the Armed Forces Jewish Community ask people to say l'chaim in honour of serving personelle past and present

Fiona Palmer with two of her children raising a glass to pay tribute to veterans, say thank you to HM Armed Forces and honour British Jewish servicemen and women
Fiona Palmer with two of her children raising a glass to pay tribute to veterans, say thank you to HM Armed Forces and honour British Jewish servicemen and women

The community is being asked to raise a glass in appreciation of British Jews who served in the armed forces.

The Jewish Military Association (AJEX) and the Armed Forces Jewish Community have teamed up for a campaign to honour current serving personelle as well as veterans and their families.

Marking National Armed forces week between 21-27 June, the two organisations ask people to take a picture of themselves with a drink of their choice, and to say a l’chaim.

Fiona Palmer, AJEX JMA’s Chief Executive commented: “We hope the community can join us in marking this important week in the lead up to our online Special AJEX Annual Service of Commemoration, from the National Memorial Arboretum. It is of vital importance to honour those who have fought for our freedom and those who serve today.”

Lt Col Danny Sharpe RAMC, Chairman of the Armed Forces Jewish Community, commented: “National Armed Forces Week is a great way to celebrate and say thank you. As British Jewish community, we are incredibly proud of Jews who serve today, those who have served and immensely grateful to those who support us and our families. This Armed Forces Week, please join us with a l’chaim and #raiseaglass #SaluteOurForces”

The campaign will conclude on Sunday 27 with a special AJEX Annual Service of Commemoration, from the National Memorial Arboretum at 2pm. You can watch this live here: www.youtube.com/ajexjma

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