Harold Smith’s Webster Address

3 Aug, 2016

At 97, Harold Smith may be one of Herzl Camp’s oldest supporters, but more importantly, he may also be one of our campiest and schtickiest camp friends.

 

As we begin our 70th year, Harold had some inspired thoughts on Herzl Camp…

 

“With apologies to Abe Lincoln…

 

Three score and ten years ago, our elders brought forth into the woods of Wisconsin, a new camp, dedicated to the proposition that all Jewish children deserve a meaningful summer camp experience in a totally Jewish setting.

 

We are met here now to enhance and strengthen the work they so ably started. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

 

The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they accomplished in these last few years.

 

And so it is incumbent on us, their heirs, to continue their work so that an outstanding Herzl Camp, of the kids, by the kids, and for the kids, shall not perish from the shores of Devils Lake.”

 

Can we get an Amayn?!

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