On Sunday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards laid a wreath at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, as a delegation of Louisiana government and business officials honored victims of the Holocaust.
The Governor and Mrs. Edwards then participated in a memorial ceremony where they paid respect to the victims of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Yad Vashem, is located in Israel and is the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and the ultimate source for Holocaust education, documentation, commemoration and research.
Governor Edwards, along with other state officials, started their weeklong trade and economic development mission to Israel, according to a governor’s office press release.
After spending two days in Jerusalem, Edwards and state officials will visit Tel Aviv, a major commercial center for the country.
Edwards is expected to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss economic development and broadening cooperation between the state and Israel.
Meetings are planned both with companies that have existing projects in Louisiana and with Israeli leaders to discuss possible partnerships with the country in these and other sectors.