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Memorial to Jewish War Dead Dedicated 400 Beds

May 29, 1923
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The Jewish Memorial Hospital at Dyckman Street and River Road was formally dedicated Sunday to the memory of soldiers, sailors and marines who made the supreme sacrifice in the late war. Letters from President Harding, Vice-President Coolige, Governor Smith, Theodore Roosevelt, General Pershing and Herbert Hoover were read.

The grounds overlooking the Hudson River, were crowded with friends and fellow workers who had been active in securing the $500,000 raised by voluntary contribution. Members from the neighboring American Legion Posts, wearing uniforms and carrying flags, attended, and there was music by the Boys’band from the Hebrew Orphan Asylum.

A bronze tablet was unveiled. It bears a bas-relief of a battlefield showing the wounded receiving medical aid, and also contains the names of the officers and directors of the hospital and of the Ladies’Auxiliary.

Edmond Schwarz, President of the hospital said that the institution now has 100 beds, and in a short while it was hoped to make the number 400.

Others who took part in thepeagram were William Weiss, who presided, Father T. H. McNichol of the Church of Good Shepherd, Mrs. Charlotte C. Autler, Dr. Edward L. Spitzer, Congressman Solomon Bloom and Rev. Walter K. Knight.

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