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City of McAllen Joins Temple Emanuel to Host Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony

Ceremony open to all ages, faiths; to feature spiritual, educational elements

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WHO:                McAllen Mayor Jim Darling & McAllen City Commission

                              Rabbi Nathan Farb, Temple Emanuel & Congregation

                              Community leaders

WHAT:             Press conference announcing Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony

WHEN &          Holocaust Remembrance Day, Thurs., April 8, 2021                         11:00 a.m.

WHERE:           McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Ctr. Blvd.

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WHY:              After the horrors of the Holocaust, the world vowed to never let such a thing happen again. 

For that reason, the City of McAllen and Temple Emanuel have joined together to host the second McAllen Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony, to be held at the McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Ctr. Blvd. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. and the program to begin at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free, open to the public, and welcome to people of all faiths and most importantly, ages.  Masks will be required and social distancing will be in place.

“It is important for all of us, people of all faiths and races, to remember the Holocaust, because it shook the foundations of modern civilization,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.  “Its unprecedented character and horror will always hold universal meaning.  We must vow to never forget this sin against humanity. However, one only has to look around the world to recognize that the lessons of that horrible time in the collective history of human beings seem to have been forgotten.  This ceremony will help spread the message that in McAllen, we have not forgotten.”

The program will feature both secular and spiritual elements, featuring various members from throughout the McAllen community participating in significant presentations.

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