Jewish festival will go on despite no agreement with veterans’ group

Site of war memorial part of land dispute
Site of war memorial part of land dispute

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN)-  The annual Jewish Cultural Festival will go on as planned despite a lack of agreement by the parties that share the land where the event is set to be held.

Temple Israel leases land from the city at 130 Riverside Drive. That is also the site of the Korean War Memorial.

The president of the Korean Veterans Memorial Association told Pam Elliot of 2 NEWS Investigates that the festival is being held on “hallowed ground” and he’s asked Temple Israel to not use the greenspace around the walkway for dancing and drinking.

The matter was in mediation with U.S. District Judge Walter Herbert Rice, but the parties never signed an agreement as the judge anticipated they would.

The festival will take place Sunday, June 8 at Temple Israel.

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