Days of Remembrance

Days of Remembrance

About Us


A nationwide tradition was established on October 7, 1980 with the 96th Congress' passage of Public Law 96-388 which established the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Annually in school and military communities, Days of Remembrance programs are created to recognize this historic event. In the Susquehanna Valley, veteran and inter-faith religious leaders sponsor this essay contest.

We are a registered non-profit corporation in Pennsylvania and a registered 501(c)(3).

Days of Remembrance is a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations.


Military and religious organizations sponsor the essay contest. Our sponsors include:

  • Shikellamy High School JROTC
  • VFW Post 1532
  • American Legion Post 182


Our organization is headed by David Young, a retired teacher for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools. Our board includes military veterans and education professionals:

Board Members

  • David Young
  • Dave Jacobson
  • Cliff Rieders
  • Ray Huff
  • Todd Hoover

Essay Evaluators

  • David Imhoof
  • Jennifer Boyer Switala