Sergeant Herbert Rosencrans, the first-born son of Jewish immigrants from Russia and Austria, was the boy every Mom and Dad wishes for and prays will become the man every Mom and Dad looks up to.
Herb’s legacy lives on not just in the memory of his family but in the letters he wrote to them which trace his love of family and country: “We should get down on our knees and thank God every day for being born American. I fight now to come home. I fight to deserve to come home. May God grant me that privilege. When you crack open that champagne bottle this New Year’s Eve, look at each other and say ‘For Herb and Victory’. You will know that I’m sitting there right beside you. Your loving son, Herb.”
Herb was killed in 1945 and awarded the Silver Star.
Catherine and Haya forge a bond based on their love of telling the stories of those who fought and died for their generation and generations to follow; to tell the stories of “ordinary” folks who were called upon to do extraordinary things.
Event begins at 2:00PM
Presented by: National Museum of American Jewish Military History
Featured Artist(s): A Theatrical Reading by Catherine Ladnier and Haya Leah Molnar