Photo Friday: For the Generations to Come

Stand for Israel  |  April 14, 2022

Jewish servicemen and women celebrate Passover on the island of Guam during WWII, 1945
(Photo: wikicommons/Center for Jewish History, NYC)

“Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.” (Exodus 12:17)

In this photo, of young men and women who would someday become known as “The Greatest Generation,” those who served their country throughout WWII, celebrate God’s deliverance on Passover of 1945, the final such celebration before war’s end.

This photo, taken on the island of Guam, shows Jewish-American servicemen and women heeding God’s commandment after the Exodus to celebrate Passover “for the generations to come.” These people of faith – the woman being one of only seven Jewish females stationed on Guam – are certainly following this godly ordinance.

As our Jewish friends begin the observance of Passover this evening at sundown – and as our Christian friends observe Good Friday and prepare for Easter – we wish you all Shabbat shalom.