Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

Jewish War Veterans Foundation to Hold Gala Celebrating Medal of Honor Recipients

Winter 2015

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America Foundation, Inc. (JWVF) will hold a Medal of Honor Celebration, a night to honor Jewish and all Medal of Honor recipients.

The gala will take place Saturday, February 14, 2015, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. This important event will feature Medal of Honor recipients Colonel Jack Jacobs, an NBC News military analyst, and Lieutenant General Robert Foley, the Director of Army Emergency Relief. The U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” will play patriotic tunes during the meet-and-greet cocktail hour.

For decades, minority military personnel, including Jews, were prevented from receiving the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military award, due to bias and prejudice. The Jewish War Veterans of the USA acted to right these wrongs, and on March 18, 2014, twenty-four new Medal of Honor recipients were enshrined to include Jewish Americans, Hispanic Americans, and African Americans.

Proceeds from the event will help the JWV Foundation fulfill its mission of assisting, and promoting the causes of all veterans and military personnel. Many of the seats were donated by generous benefactors so that active duty military personnel and their significant others can attend in their stead.

Location: Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
                 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
                 Arlington VA 22202

Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015

Time: 7:00 cocktail hour, 8:00 dinner reception

Please contact Jordana Green at or 202-265-6280 if you are interested in learning more about the event. For accredited journalists who would like to cover the Medal of Honor Celebration, they must register with JWV Headquarters at 202-265-6280 by February 10, 2015.

About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is one of oldest active veterans’ organizations in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.

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