On the eve of the 45th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, prayers for the fallen will be offered beside an Israeli tank that survived the surprise assault. Israeli tanker veteran who survived the attack to participate

On the eve of the 45th anniversary of the savage 1973 Yom Kippur War, Jewish prayers for the fallen will be conducted beside a massive Israeli tank that survived the surprise attack on during ceremonies on Tuesday, September 18th, 11:00 a.m. at the Museum of American Armor, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage, Long Island.

Among those participating in the prayer service will be an Israeli tank battalion commander who survived the Yom Kippur surprise attack, Yuval Neria, now a doctor at Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan where he is a nationally respected expert on PTS, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, among others.

The M48 tank in the museum’s collection was deployed during the devastating `73 Yom Kippur conflict when Egyptian forces attacked along the Suez Canal. The tank crossed the Canal and succeeded in attacking Arab forces before it was knocked out in a counterattack.

What:             On 45thanniversary of the `73 Yom Kippur War, prayer services for the fallen beside an Israeli tank knocked out during that conflict

When:            Eve of Jewish high holidays, Tuesday, September 18that 11:00 a.m.

Where:            Museum of American Armor, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage Village Restoration (LIE exit 48, one mile south)

Who:              Yom Kippur War and Israeli tank veteran Dr. Yuval Neria, Jewish religious leaders, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, among others.

 

1303 Round Swamp Road Old Bethpage, New York 11804

www.museumofamericanarmor.org

516 454-8265(tank)

Contact: Howard Cannon 212 843-8072  hcannon@rubenstein.com

for immediate release  – assignment editors