New Arlington Cemetery Memorial Honors Rabbis Lost in War

14 Jewish chaplains will be honored at the memorial.

Monday, Oct 24, 2011  |  Updated 12:43 PM EDT
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Arlington Memorial Honors Rabbis Killed in War

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New memorial to rabbis killed during war time.

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A special new memorial is being dedicated Monday afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery.

It will honor the 14 Jewish chaplains who died during active military service.

For years, fallen rabbis were not honored at the cemetery, but the project was funded privately and backed by a joint Congressional resolution.

The memorial will sit next to already existing memorials for Protestant and Catholic chaplains.

The new memorial has even more significance this year, as it marks the 150th anniversary of service by rabbis in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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