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☞   Memorial (Decoration) Day Readings

This is an archive of public readings selected for Memorial Day in the United States, commemorated on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is the day previously known as Decoration Day.

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For an archive of special readings for the Armistice/Veterans Day, go here.

Iwo Jima Memorial Address at Fifth Marine Division Cemetery, by Rabbi Chaplain Roland B. Gittelsohn (21 March 1945)

A chaplain’s eulogy over the fallen soldiers of Iwo Jima (also known under the title, “The Highest and Purest Democracy”) . . .

קריאות ליום הזכרון | Torah and Haftarah Readings for Days Memorializing Fallen Military Personnel, compiled by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

This is a Torah reading (divided into three aliyot) and a Haftarah reading to be recited on Memorial Day or any local equivalent day to honor those who died for their nation. . . .