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NMCP HOSTS HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY

07 April 2022

From Seaman Ariana Torman

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Diversity Committee hosted a Holocaust Remembrance ceremony in the command’s Chapel of Comfort, April 7.NMCP’s leadership triad including Capt. Shelley Perkins, commanding officer; Capt. Joel Schofer, executive officer; Master Chief Michele Sullivan, command master chief; and other staff members,
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Diversity Committee hosted a Holocaust Remembrance ceremony in the command’s Chapel of Comfort, April 7.

NMCP’s leadership triad including Capt. Shelley Perkins, commanding officer; Capt. Joel Schofer, executive officer; Master Chief Michele Sullivan, command master chief; and other staff members, participated in a walkthrough of Holocaust memorabilia to include literature and poems, along with viewing a video about the Holocaust.

"As we begin to memorialize the day that six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust between (the years) 1933-1945, let us be encouraged to remember the strength and resilience of the Jews," said Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathalee White, NMCP Diversity Committee member.

"Their resilience shows us as humans that we are able to rebound from all afflictions that we are faced with. I encourage us to remain positive and be thankful that we live in a country where we have the freedom to embrace who we are," White added.

As the U.S. Navy’s oldest, continuously-operating military hospital since 1830, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, part of the Tidewater Market, serves eligible beneficiaries at the nationally-acclaimed, state-of-the-art medical center, along with the area’s 10 branch health and TRICARE Prime Clinics.

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