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Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 22, 2012
Sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Study Center, Spring Valley
Welcome Remarks
by Cliff L. Wood
On behalf of the entire Rockland Community College family, I want to welcome you all here today.  At RCC, we take the word “community” in our title very seriously, and you are an important part of our community. We are honored to be the hosting venue for this important Yom Hashoah Commemoration.

This remembrance is an important occasion for all of us, not just for those who are Jewish. For the subjugation and persecution and genocide of any group during the Holocaust, and even in modern times, is, or should be, abhorrent to all people. In commemorating Yom Hashoah, we remember what happened. In remembering what happened, we are reminded that such a thing can happen. By that reminder, we are encouraged and hopefully inspired to be sure to do our part, both as individuals and as a community, to prevent such a thing from ever happening again.