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Tennessee State Day of Remembrance Ceremony 2012

April 2nd, 2012

Survivors, families, friends and supporters gathered together on April 2, 2012 to commemorate the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust as well as the millions of other victims of Nazi persecution. The ceremony was held in Legislative Plaza and began with welcoming remarks delivered by Governor Bill Haslam, and Senator Andy Berke. Thoughtful reflections on the meaning of the day, coinciding with the national day of observance established by Congress in 1980, were made by Lt. Governor, Ron Ramsey and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell. The observance, “L’Dor V’Dor – From Generation to Generation” included readings of poetry and thoughts by Ms. Laura Morris’s fifth grade students from Glenellen Elementary in Clarksville, Molly McKinney from the Cumberland County Playhouse Children’s Theater, Ms. Carrie Mills, who shared a song inspired by Anne Frank, Erin Rausch, an eighth grade student from Dyersburg Middle School, and Ryan Johnson, a student from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

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