2006-06-02 / Community

VFW Post Honors One Of Its Own On Memorial Day

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor

Roz Berrin (left) sings the National Anthem during the presentation of the colors prior to the dedication ceremony. Roz Berrin (left) sings the National Anthem during the presentation of the colors prior to the dedication ceremony. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6191 and the Jewish War Veterans Post 57 honored one of their own when a memorial garden was dedicated to Sheldon Rosenblatt on Memorial Day.

Rosenblatt, who served in Italy during World War II, was president of both organizations as well as the president of the synagogue - Congregation Darchay Noam in Bayswater. The garden is located by the Dickens Street entrance of the building.

Joe Reselman, of the VFW, said about the perennials in the garden, "they will return every year, just like the memory of the men [who have passed] will return every year."

Attending the ceremony was Rosenblatt's wife Barbara, his daughter Lois and her family. Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer joined numerous VFW members and community residents in the Memorial Day event.

Lois Rosenblatt (second from left) and her family, and her mother Barbara, admire the memorial garden outside the Congregation Darchay Noam in Bayswater. Lois Rosenblatt thanked the VFW and JWV members for honoring her father. Lois Rosenblatt (second from left) and her family, and her mother Barbara, admire the memorial garden outside the Congregation Darchay Noam in Bayswater. Lois Rosenblatt thanked the VFW and JWV members for honoring her father. Assemblywoman Pheffer joins the family for a photo by the newly dedicated garden. Assemblywoman Pheffer joins the family for a photo by the newly dedicated garden. Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (second from left) joins in saluting the flag. Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (second from left) joins in saluting the flag. Sheldon Rosenblatt's grandson Jonathan reads the inscription on the plaque by the garden honoring his grandfather. Sheldon Rosenblatt's grandson Jonathan reads the inscription on the plaque by the garden honoring his grandfather.

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