By ohtadmin | on June 30, 2021
South Jersey Men’s Club members (bottom photo) worked on repairing flag holders and installing flags at the graves of Jewish veterans at Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken on June 13. Among those making the repairs were (top, from left), Randy Acorcey, Abe Ferdas, and Bob Greenberg.
The South Jersey Men’s Club (SJMC), in conjunction with Jewish War Veterans (JWV) Post 126, replaced broken flag holders and added flags at the graves of Jewish veterans at Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken, both prior to and after Memorial Day, to pay tribute to those veterans.
“It is important that we remember and honor our veterans for their invaluable service to our country,” noted Ed Stein, SJMC president. “Families visiting their loved ones’ graves are always appreciative of the recognition of the service of their family members,” he added. About a dozen SJMC members participated in the flag repair and replacement effort.
The flag holders and flags were provided by JWV Post 126 as part of its annual effort related to Memorial Day. Perry “Johnny” Levine, Post 126 administrator, said it is so important to honor veterans because “they are why we have the freedoms that we have.” Levine noted that there are close to 1,200 known veterans buried at Crescent.
The SJMC serves Jewish men in South Jersey. Although not affiliated with any synagogue, many members are also affiliated with a congregation. More information on SJMC is at www.sjmclub.org