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Making sure we never forget the sacrifices of the past

The Days of Remembrance observance came on the 65th anniversary of the verdicts delivered at the International Military Tribunal Wednesday.

Soldiers lit seven candles, the first six in honor of the 6 million Jews who lost their lives during the Holocaust and the 7th was lit in honor of the non-Jews who died.

Organizers hope the observance encourages reflection.

"It is important that we do this kind of thing here to take time for our soldiers, our community, to realize that what happened during World War II can happen again unless we're vigilant and watch out for prejudice and any of those things that really divide and cause terrible things to happen to people," said Chaplain John Molina of Ft. Stewart.

Everyone in attendance was given a bio of a Holocaust survivor who has since passed away.

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