The Greenbrier County Democratic Executive Committee has released the following statement:
“During World War II, West Virginians stepped up to help our country fight to protect the world from the evil wrought by the regime of Adolf Hitler. In Greenbrier County alone, 88 of our citizens died, helping rid the world of the man whose mission was to exterminate the Jewish people.
Fast forward 80 years, and the evil head of anti-Semitism is showing itself again, with the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups who are sending anti-Semitic messages in communities around our country.
The continued assault on a group of people who lost six million of their own, solely for their religious views, has no place in our culture. We live in a country that celebrates both our diversity and what we have in common. We, as a nation, fought for our own freedom and enshrined in our Constitution the freedom of religion.
As we approach the holidays and gather with our families, let’s all remember the sacrifices and promises made to protect our freedoms as Americans.”