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Days of Remembrance 2023

Title:Days of Remembrance 2023
Date & Time:Tue Apr 18, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:Market Square, 301 King St. (Map This)
Market Square in front of Alexandria City Hall
Event Details:Days of Remembrance 2022
Days of Remembrance 2022
The commemoration will take place at noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, in Market Square, 301 King St.

The speaker for this year's Days of Remembrance will be Robbie Schaefer, a musician, songwriter, and theatre
artist devoted to service through the arts. He is the son of a Holocaust survivor. The guitarist and songwriter for the indie folk band Eddie From Ohio has also recorded several solo albums, including 2017's Sounds Like Home: Songs
From the Musical, Light Years.

During the ceremony, Mayor Justin Wilson and members of City Council will light a candelabrum that the late Holocaust survivor Charlene Schiff and her husband, Ed, donated to the city. The 54-inch high, solid brass candelabrum was donated in memory of Charlene Schiff’s parents and sister, and the six million Jews and millions of others who perished in the Holocaust. The Schiff candelabrum is also made available to schools and civic groups studying the Holocaust.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum leads the nation in the weeklong Days of Remembrance commemoration, in accordance with Congressional mandate.

Information on antisemitism and hate crimes in the U.S. can be found on the websites of the Southern Poverty Law Center ( and the ADL ( To learn more about the Holocaust, go to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s website at, or visit the museum in person in Washington, D.C.
Contact Person:Cheryl Anne Colton
Contact Phone No.:571.238.2443
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Adult, Arts, City Council, City Council Calendar, City Hall, King Street, Old & Historic Alexandria, Old Town, Recreation, Tourism

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