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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS Cherry Hill resident Arthur Seltzer is a United States veteran who served our country with honor during World War II; and
WHEREAS the U.S. Armed Forces Heritage Museum has produced a video chronicling the life and service of Mr. Seltzer, a Philadelphia native and past commander of the Jewish War Veterans in New Jersey; and
WHEREAS now 91-years-old, Mr. Seltzer enlisted in the Army in 1943, and was a communications specialist with the 4th Signals Battalion, 29th Infantry, when he and tens of thousands of other young Americans stormed the beach at Normandy, France, on D-Day, June 6, 1944; and
WHEREAS additionally, Mr. Seltzer took part in the Battle of the Bulge, known as the “greatest battle” of the war, and was among the American troops who ultimately liberated the Dachau concentration camp in April 1945; and
WHEREAS while these events left an indelible mark on Mr. Seltzer’s heart and mind, he has spent the years since helping to preserve the legacy of those brave men and women who served and died during the war, as a member and past President of the State Jewish War Veterans and Cherry Hill JWV post, and as a longtime member of the Cherry Hill Township Memorial Day committee, with a special focus on engaging our youth; and
WHEREAS for these reasons and many more, Mayor Chuck Cahn and the members of Township Council are proud to recognize Mr. Seltzer, a true American hero, for his brave and service and sacrifice.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby wish to honor and thank
for his remarkable service to the United States of America as a member of the Armed Forces, and for his continued work as a member of the Jewish War Veterans and other organizations to ensure the service and sacrifices of our World War II veterans, and all members of the United States military, are never forgotten.