Neil Yetwin signing To My Son ... The Life & War Remembrances of Captain Mordecai Myers, 13th United States Infantry 1812-1815.
Major Mordecai Myers lived the most compelling life of any Jewish-American of his day. After military service in the War of 1812, he entered politics and became the first Jew to serve in the New York State Legislature. He also served as the mayor of Schenectady.
Neil Yetwin is a social studies teacher at Schenectady High School. He received the Louis B Yavner Award of the New York State Regents for excellence in Teaching the Holocaust and Civil Rights. He was named “Outstanding Citizen of Schenectady” by the City council for his research on local history.