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Strength of human spirit theme of USAWC Holocaust Remembrance Observance

The Carlisle Barracks community is invited to attend a Holocaust Remembrance Observance, in the Wil Washcoe Auditorium located in Root Hall, April 24, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Speaker for this year's event is Dwight Raymond, Peacekeeping Operations Specialist and Instructor in PKSOI. Raymond will touch on the Department of Defense theme "The Strength of the Human Spirit," and address the DoD mission "The Responsibility to Protect."   

Background:

From April 23-30 the DoD recognizes a week of reflection for Holocaust Days Remembrance. Days of Remembrance was established by the U.S. Congress to memorialize the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust--as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims of Nazi persecution. The week of remembrance is set aside to honor and to remember the victims of the Holocaust and their liberators, se we never forget the great atrocity of which mankind is capable and to remember the Strength of the Human Spirt. Days of Remembrance raises awareness that democratic institutions and values are not simply sustained, but need to be appreciated, nurtured, and protected.  It also clearly illustrates the roots and ramifications of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping in any society. More importantly, silence and indifference to the suffering of others, or to the infringement of civil rights in any society, can--however unintentionally--perpetuate these problems.