Memorial to Jewish War Veterans

Memorial to Jewish War Veterans

Jewish War Veterans Memorial

This memorial was erected in 1962 in Buttonwood Park , near the corner of Rockdale Avenue and Hawthorn Street .The granite structure with six fourteen foot columns honors soldiers of Jewish faith who died in the United States Armed Forces. The Jewish War Veterans New Bedford Post 154 and its auxiliary organized the effort to have the monument built. A committee of the JWV raised $10,000 from 500 donors. It was dedicated on Veterans’ Day, November 11, 1962 . Charles Golenpaul and Louis Barroll co-chaired the dedication ceremonies; Eli Heimberg, George Levenson and Harold Hurwitz co-chaired the fundraising effort.

Jewish War Veterans Memorial

Photographs taken at the dedication ceremonies

Photographs taken at the dedication ceremonies, November 11, 1962

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