In response to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority reserving $500 million to develop a Holocaust memorial on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, Assemblymen John Armato (D-Atlantic) and Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) released the following statement:
“After ten long years, we are thrilled to see the Holocaust memorial project move forward. The diverse community of Atlantic City is the perfect place for this remembrance, which will clearly show that hate will not be tolerated here or anywhere in New Jersey.
“This milestone is a result of hard work and unwavering dedication of the nonprofit Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial led by Rabbi Gordon Geller. As honorary board members of this group, we applaud and appreciate its efforts to enrich our community.
“We look forward to the day when thousands of people who walk the Atlantic City boardwalk will have the opportunity to stop and honor the memory of all who lost their lives in the Holocaust. In doing so, we will work towards a future filled with tolerance, acceptance and love.”