8th Annual Veterans Day service and celebration honors service to America

by | Nov 2, 2017 | Other News

Friday, Nov. 10, 9:30 am, Sandler Family Campus

Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s Annual Veterans Day service and celebration seeks to honor those who have served in America’s armed forces, as well as those who continue to do so with dedication and bravery.

This year’s speaker, Colonel David P. Blake, is the senior surgeon, and senior consultant to the Commander of the 633rd Medical Group at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. He completed his surgical residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and after several tours of duty as a general surgeon, was selected for a sponsored Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship for which he trained at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Colonel Blake’s military career has included a variety of staff and leadership positions including serving as chief of medical staff at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Medical Operations Squadron in Misawa, Japan, and Surgical Operations Squadron at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

The Veterans Day service will include clergy from across the region and denominations. Recently departed veterans from the past year will be remembered, as well as those who have served and are currently serving the nation. In addition, “Quilts of Valor” will be presented to two veterans by Ohef Sholom Temple’s Quilting Group.

The event is open to the community.

The opportunity to honor a veteran with a Jewish War Veterans monument paver is available before and during the event. For more information on the Jewish War Veterans monument, or to RSVP for the Veterans Day Service, contact Ann Swindell at aswindell@ujft.org or 965-6106.