Monday, April 24, marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on our calendars, and the beginning of a weeklong memorial event at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.
President Donald J. Trump’s words during the Remembrance Day event spoke directly to the survivors.
“I’m deeply moved to stand before those who survived history’s darkest hour.”—President Donald J. Trump
The Survivors in the hall heard the words of President Trump, vowing to never forget or allow those who were victims to never be forgotten.
While many of us are stricken with grief as we remember these horrible acts in our world’s history, we can also choose to honor those that perished. We can stand beside the Survivors today and honor those who were lost but never forgotten.
The precious lives taken out of hate and evil can be honored and remembered this very week as the nation remembers the Jewish people. We can show love and pay tribute to the innocent lives of the doctors, engineers, nurses, teachers, fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers who were violently killed during the Holocaust. These lives were cut short. Those killed could have been the future of medical breakthroughs, architectural masterpieces, or promising peace-makers.
It is sad, that some do not want to remember, or worse, even deny the Holocaust. However, let us stand united with those who overcame great odds and persevered through this dark hour in history—the Survivors—as they have pledged to always remember the cherished lives of their family and friends.
“That is why we are here today—to remember and to bear witness. To make sure that humanity never, ever forgets.”—President Donald J. Trump
Here, at My Olive Tree, we are privileged to be a part of this unique opportunity to plant a tree to remember a victim of the Holocaust. Your sponsored tree will be a symbol of hope to the Survivors. Many of the aging Survivors live without the basic necessities in life that we often take for granted. With your sponsorship of a tree, you will also provide a warm winter blanket for a Survivor. The aging Jewish population that survived the Holocaust often go without warm blankets during the winter months. This act of gracious love will remind them that not only will their lives not be forgotten, but the lives of those lost in the Holocaust will stand honored in Jerusalem through the planted tree.
This project is near and dear to our hearts here at My Olive Tree. We refuse to standby when still so many suffer. We ask that you prayerfully consider joining us in this endeavor to remember as our nation remembers this very week.