Young Jews remember
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-11-23
Over 130 young Jews from the Jewish Lads & Girls Brigade (JLGB) joined in with members of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women for the annual parade and service of remembrance at Whitehall in central London.
The JLGB provided marching music for AJEX members in their march which went from Horse Guards to the Cenotaph and back again.
This was the first year in which younger members of the Jewish community were able to march with older servicemen and women.
"For the first time, our Annual Parade contained included members of the Cubs, Scouts, Bnei Akiva, Maccabi and the Jewish Lads & Girls Brigade," said AJEX National Chairman Harold Newman. "JLGB provided a wonderful band. Their uniform and disciplined manner was a credit to their leaders. AJEX owes them a big thank-you for helping to make our parade such a success."
Following the success of their first year marching with AJEX, JLGB is looking forward to getting involved again next year with more young people taking part.
"The responsibility for remembrance must pass to our youth, and today they have acted with the utmost respect," said Brigade Captain Elise Cirsch, JLGB Contingent Commander. "Our band of excellent young musicians have once again shown their worth, and next year we hope to return in even greater numbers we must never forget the sacrifices made by others for our freedom."