Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Welcomes Return of US Surveillance Crew; Calls Again for Cancellation of

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA has issued a statement welcoming the return of 24 American Servicemen and Servicewomen from Chinese captivity on Hainan Island. Their return was hailed by JWV National Commander Ronald Ziegler, who congratulated the US government for its refusal to deliver the type of apology demanded by the Chinese government. "We know that the pressure on the President and Secretary of State was enormous," Ziegler said," and we're pleased that they stuck to their guns and enhanced our standing in the international community." Ziegler also referred to a letter JWV sent to the President, calling for the US to cancel a contract with the Chinese for Berets to be worn by members of the American Armed Forces. "We should, of course, tell them we are "very sorry" to cancel, but the American public is distressed at importing products from China which could be produced in the US with more benefits for our society," Ziegler said.

JWV, the oldest active veterans service organization, is dedicated to America's veterans. Through its hospital, rehabilitation and veterans' service programs, JWV assists the Veterans' Service Offices in major cities throughout the country. JWV supports the underprivileged, homeless, and handicapped of our nation through a variety of civic betterment projects, including low-cost, federally subsidized senior citizens housing. The Jewish War Veterans of the USA represents a proud tradition of patriotism and service to America. JWV is known as the "Patriotic Voice of American Jewry."

 

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