Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

Jewish War Veterans of the USA Presents Its Medal of Merit to Congresswoman Shelley Berkley

Spring 2003

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) awarded its 2003 Medal of Merit to Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV), in recognition of her continuing efforts on behalf of America's veterans. This year's award was presented to Congresswoman Berkley at the JWV's annual congressional reception on Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2003. The reception was followed by the testimony of National Commander Daniel Weiss to a Joint House-Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday, Mar. 6, 2003. The JWV was honored to have selected Congresswoman Berkley, a long-time member of the House Veterans Committee and a tireless advocate for the veterans' community. Congresswoman Berkley, the daughter of a WWII veteran, the wife of a Vietnam-era veteran, and herself a card-carrying member of the JWV auxiliary, represents southern Nevada, which boasts the fastest-growing veterans' population in the country. Congresswoman Berkley has cosponsored legislation on many issues of importance to the veterans' community, including concurrent receipt, homeless veterans, and veterans' health care. She has been successful in securing a mammography unit for the female veterans of her district and a "Superclinic" to replace an out-of-date Ambulatory Care Center. Her commitment to meeting the needs of our veterans remains one of her top legislative priorities, and, for her ongoing commitment to the welfare of the veterans community, the JWV expressed its pride in its honor to her of its 2003 Medal of Merit.


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