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Impressive Armistice Day Celebration is Held in Jerusalem

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Memorial services were held on Sunday at the British military cemetery, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Armistice. Wreaths were laid on the graves of soldiers who fell on the Palestine front.

Two hundred members of the former Jewish Legion which fought in the British Army during the World War for the liberation of Palestine. passed in review before Acting High Commissioner H. C. Luke. Vladimir Jabotinsky, sponsor of the Jewish Legion idea and one of its leaders, participated in the parade.

Mr. Luke, in his address to the Legionnaires stated that he was confident they will help the upbuilding of the country in peace with the same enthusiasnt which they showed during the War. Jabotinsky and the legionnaires were checred by throngs as they marched along the streets of Jerusalem. Upon returning to their starting point, they were addressed by Colonel Frederick H. Kisch, who emphasized the importance of the Jewish Legion in the Palestine campaign and mentioned Jabotinsky’s leading role in the enterprise.

Two minutes’ silence was obscrved throughout the country. Memorial services were held in the synagogues, mosques and churches.

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