NEW YORK (Apr. 5)
The 1977 Salute to Israel Parade, which is set for Sunday, June 5, will focus on the 10th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification, according to Dr. David Sidorsky, chairman of the board of the American Zionist Youth Foundation which is sponsoring the parade in cooperation with major Jewish organizations. Using the theme “If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem,” the parade will depict the many areas in which Jerusalem is significant to the Jewish people in particular, and the world in general.
Among the aspects covered will be the historical, the binding of Isaac; the cultural, Montefiore’s windmill; and the religious. Jerusalem as the center for the three major religions. Floats and large props designed for the occasion will add to the colorful procession of the 75,000 expected marchers. Several bands from as far north as Canada will compete in the parade’s Interstate Marching Band Competition.