PASSOVER EDITION 5775
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Every year the IJN salutes people — known or obscure — who bring freedom into our lives. Passover, with its message of gratitude to G-d for our freedom, is the appropriate moment to say thank you.
Sid Shafner: Liberator
Sid Shafner, who at 93 is as mentally sharp as a razor, can recount every harrowing incident he endured in WW II. The Philadelphia native signed up for the US Army right after Pearl Harbor. Like all American soldiers, Shafner desperately wanted to fight the bad guys. He studied at Regis University for two years with an army program before seeing action. He was 22.