Judge Robert S. Kraft Memorial Service Honoring the Memory of Soldiers Lost During Wartime Duty
On Sunday, 29 May/2016, 10:30 A.M, B’nai B’rith will hold their annual Memorial Service at the Robert S. Kraft Memorial Garden in the Covedale Cemetery (Sidney Road near Anderson Ferry). This unique Memorial Service is held in memory of the servicemen of the Jewish faith from the Greater Cincinnati area, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country while serving overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces. The program is presented by B’nai B’rith of Greater Cincinnati Alfred M. Cohen Unit #4. Family members of the honored and former members of the Armed Forces, for the 73rd year, all held at this location, will participate in this program.
The Service again will be led by Harry S. Sudman, past President of B’nai B’rith. As Keynote speakers, we are honored to have former State Representative Connie Pillich (from District 28) and Municipal Court Presiding Judge Brad Greenberg. Also, representing the active Military will be Lieutenant Colonel Tyler K. Moore, Commander and Professor of Aerospace Studies for the Air Force ROTC Detachment 665 at the University of Cincinnati, who will speak on the life of soldiers in today’s military. This is Lt. Col. Moore’s third, and final year speaking at this event. The American Legion Post 534 will be presenting colors, will blow taps and fly the American Flag.
The War Memorial, established at this location and dedicated October 14, 1945, to the memory of our valiant servicemen, involved the joint efforts of various leaders in the Jewish community, including Louis Weiland. Uncle Lou Weiland, as everyone referred to him, served as the original chairman of the War Memorial Committee, and as chairman of this event, every year from its inception, until he passed away in July, 1982. The late Honorable Judge Robert S. Kraft and Jack Landman then took over as co-chairmen until 1993. The program this year again is being cochaired by Harvey Chyette and Elaine Owen of B’nai B’rith of Greater Cincinnati Unit #4, along with Marc Sudman.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate in this Service of Remembrance which is the only one of its kind in the area. Inclement Weather will not prevent us from holding this special event.
Event address: Covedale Cemetery, 5375 Sidney Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45238.
For a downloadable flyer of the event, please click here.