Veterans salute as Cantor Perry Fine, left, of TBS, sings the national anthem.(Jerry Siskind)
Norm Gudema, Livingston JWV Post 740’s commander, spoke about the USS Arizona Memorial model at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu and other relics. He also discussed the Louis Schleifer Memorial monument honoring the first Jewish veteran from New Jersey killed in World War II. Louis Schleifer, who was from Newark, enlisted in the Army, and was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, where he died. Schleifer Memorial Park on Elizabeth Avenue in Newark is named in his memory. The monument stone honoring him was moved to the courtyard of Temple Beth Shalom. (Jerry Siskind)
Livingston Jewish War Veterans Post 740 held its 36th annual Veterans Day program at Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston on November 12.
Lt. Col. Steven Hoffman (ret.), a former JWV Post 740 commander, honored veterans from all of the USA’s military services. (Jerry Siskind)