The first time that Arthur Seltzer saw the biography created about his time in WWII was on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Spring Hills Cherry Hill Assisted Living. Seltzer, now a resident at Spring Hills, was an Army Communications Specialist with the Fourth Battalion when he landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, walked his way through France, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and liberated Dachau Concentration Camp.
Spring Hills Cherry Hill Assisted Living Resident Arthur Seltzer as a young soldier.
The Armed Forces Heritage Museum created this documentary that covers Seltzer’s life beginning when he moved to Philadelphia, joined the military, his time in service and after. It is approximately 40 minutes long. Originally they planned on showing about 20-25 minutes of the documentary however everyone was so interested, that they played the entire thing. The documentary has been accepted to be on exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish Military Historyin Washington, D.C.
Joining the Spring Hills residents at this showing were members of the local Jewish War Veterans post and:
- Armed Forces Heritage Museum President, Colonel Robert Von Bargen, USAF Retired
- Armed Forces Heritage Museum Director, Colonel Nelson L. Mellitz, USAF, Retired
- Jewish War Veterans New Jersey State Commander, Larry S. Rosenthal
- Jewish War Veterans New Jersey Auxiliary President, Maxine Berger
- Goodwin Holocaust Museum Director, Helen Kirschbaum
- Cherry Hill Councilwomen Melinda Kane and Carolyn Jacobs
- Cherry Hill High School Social Studies teacher Tom Rosenberg
Cherry Hill Councilwoman Melinda Kane presents a proclamation to Arthur Seltzer and his wife Mildred (bottom) with Armed Forces Heritage Museum President, Colonel Robert Von Bargen, USAF Retired (top right).
Standing from left are Jewish War Veterans New Jersey State Commander, Larry S. Rosenthal and Armed Forces Heritage Museum Director, Colonel Nelson L. Mellitz, USAF, Retired. Seated from left to right: Arthur and Mildred Seltzer with Armed Forces Heritage Museum President, Colonel Robert Von Bargen, USAF Retired.
About the Armed Forces Heritage Museum:
The Armed Forces Heritage Museum (AFHM) was organized to preserve and present the rich history and heritage of all military components that served at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst from the establishment of Fort Dix in 1917 to the present day. AFHM is working to build a world-class museum on the perimeter of the Joint Base that will be accessible to the general public without the need to transit security.
About Spring Hills Cherry Hill Luxury Assisted Living:
Spring Hills Cherry Hill Luxury Assisted Living Community provides assisted living and memory care with the finest amenities and is located at 1450 Marlton Pike East in Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. For more information, visit www.springhillscherryhill.com or call 856-874-7700.
About Spring Hills Senior Communities:
All Spring Hills Senior Communities offer a distinctive and innovative approach to luxury senior living and Home Care Services. Signature Touches is the company’s approach to offering services that are designed to meet the needs and preferences of residents and clients.Alex Markowits, President/CEO, talks about the importance of each resident and he said, “We strive to create an experience for each resident that demonstrates how much we respect their individuality. Personal choice is our top priority.” Recreational programs are interesting and diverse, led by professionals in each of the company’seight communities located in NJ, VA, OH and FL or in their own home. For more information about their commitment to senior living, including information on Spring Hills Home Care Services, visitwww.spring-hills.com.