On Veterans Day, the National Museum of American Jewish Military History and Jewish War Veterans of the USA dedicated a new permanent exhibit at the museum’s Dupont Circle location. Jews in the American Military documents the Jewish men and women who served their country from the colonial era to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Norman Rosenshein, the museum’s treasurer, said it took five years to fundraise and develop “the biggest project the museum has ever seen.” He said the interactive exhibit will continue to evolve. “We can add stories, especially to the digital interactives, as time progresses to bring the exhibit with us into the future.”
Jewish War Veterans National Chaplain Michael Bloom offered a blessing and then the museum’s vice president, Michael Berman, cut the ribbon.
“We have served this nation from the Revolutionary War to the numerous wars in the present in the Mideast with distinction and honor,” said national commander Col. Maxwell Colon. “We must support and keep this museum alive through our donations, as it is an investment in our future.”