2008 DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE

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RMKS/1.  WE WILL SOON OBSERVE THE DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE AND HOLOCAUST 
REMEMBRANCE DAY.  THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR'S OBSERVANCE IS "DO NOT STAND
SILENT:  REMEMBERING KRISTALLNACHT 1938."  DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE WILL BE 
OBSERVED 27 APRIL THROUGH 4 MAY, AND HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY IS 2 MAY.
2.  A JOINT RESOLUTION WAS PASSED IN 1980 TO DEDICATE ONE WEEK EACH 
YEAR TO THIS REMEMBRANCE.  THE WEEK TYPICALLY ENCOMPASSES HOLOCAUST 
REMEMBRANCE DAY (YOM HASHOAH), THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE.
THE PURPOSE OF THE DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE OBSERVANCE IS TO REFLECT UPON, 
TO LEARN ABOUT, AND NEVER FORGET WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MILLIONS SILENCED 
DURING THE HOLOCAUST.  
3.  AT THE BENEDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM 
IN 1988, PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN SAID, "AMERICAN TROOPS WHO LIBERATED 
CONCENTRATION CAMPS SAW THINGS NO HUMAN EYES SHOULD EVER SEE.  BUT IF 
WE IN AMERICA REMAIN STRONG - IF WE HOLD FAST AND TRUE TO THE 
CONVICTION THAT, YES, THERE ARE THINGS WORTH FIGHTING FOR, AND WE WILL 
HEED THE CALL IF WE MUST - HUMANS WILL NEVER SUFFER SO, NOR WILL OTHERS 
BE CALLED UPON TO SAVE THEM FROM SUCH SUFFERING."
4.  COMMANDS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO OBSERVE HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE 
DAY THROUGH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, EXHIBITS, PUBLICATIONS, AND 
PARTICIPATION IN MILITARY AND COMMUNITY EVENTS WHICH COMMEMORATE THIS 
DAY, AND TO RECOGNIZE AND PROMOTE THE DIVERSITY OF OUR AMERICAN CULTURE.
5.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE AND HOLOCAUST 
REMEMBRANCE DAY, VISIT THE UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM WEB 
PAGE AT HTTP:/WWW.USHMM.ORG/REMEMBRANCE/DOR/YEARS.
6.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NAVY DIVERSITY, VISIT THE NAVY DIVERSITY 
WEB PAGE AT HTTP:/WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/DIVERSITY. 
7.  POINT OF CONTACT:  LT MATT HOOKER, OPNAV N134, AT (703) 695-
6203/DSN 225 OR EMAIL AT MATT.HOOKER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
8.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.// BT 
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