'Reading of the Names' and Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony set for April 27
HUNTINGTON -- The annual "Reading of the Names" and the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony will take place Sunday, April 27 at the B'nai Sholom Congregation on the corner of 10th Avenue and 10th Street.
The reading of the names will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until the closing events at 4:30 p.m.
During the day children and adults from the temple as well as various churches and others in the community will be reading the names.
Several area dignitaries have been invited to participate in the service, including Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, members of City Council and Cabell County Commission, various representatives of Marshall University, local state senators and delegates as well as Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
The event will feature the reading of between 3,000 and 4,000 names. This marks the 25th year of the event, which is called "Unto Every Person There Is A Name."
The service coincides with Yom Hashoah/Holocast Memorial Day, which has become a tradition among Jewish communities worldwide.
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