AUSA's unfortunate choice of dates

The Association of the United States Army really ticked some planners off when it announced that its Annual Forum would be held October 3 to 5 this fallsmack dab on top of the start of both Rosh Hashanah and Ramadan. While I have no idea what the Army's demographics are, one has to assume that there are observant Jews and Muslims in the ranks who won't be thrilled to have the meeting fall on their major holy days.

I understand that the event outgrew its former hotel and had to move to the convention center, and probably were at its mercy when it comes to dates. Here's hoping the organizers at least acknowledge the problem, and try to provide some way for attendees of those faiths to observe their worship needs.

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