Entries by Iryna Apple

JWV Condemns Violent Actions at U.S. Capitol

January 7, 2021 We, who fought to protect the right to assemble, the right to free speech, and the right to protest, were saddened by the events that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. There is no excuse for the behavior which caused our elected officials to flee the U.S. Capitol, which […]

Matthew Weinburke

Post: JWV Post 692 (Rockville, MD) Military Service: U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Army Member Since: 2017 1. Where and when did you serve in the military? I served in the U.S. Navy between 1986 and 1997 at National Hospital in San Diego, California, NAS Moffett Field, NAS Alameda, CA and on […]

JWV Disaster Relief Makes A Difference

By Greg Lee The evening of September 8, 2020 started out fairly routine here in the mountains of Northern California. We even checked the status of the wildfires in our area by visiting the local Fire Chief at the Station. The fire was miles away and three crews were on it, so we figured there […]

Veterans Day – Post 757

Veterans Day, November 11, began as a perfect fall morning. A light breeze unfurled the stars and stripes just above the Texas and Israeli flags on the three flagpoles at the Jewish Community Center in Austin, Texas. The Color Guard, Commander, Chaplain, and guests of Post 757 gathered in person for the first time, since […]

Remarks in Honor of a Veterans Shabbat

Captain Aaron Brumbaugh is a member of Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, Michigan and of Charles Shapiro-MG Maurice Rose Post 510. He is a decorated U.S. Army Infantry Officer with two combat tours in Afghanistan. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and recipient of the […]

Post 41 Commander Visits the National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC) at Syracuse University

By Gary Ginsburg Syracuse University has supported America’s veterans for more than 100 years. It started with military training conducted on campus for 1,000 men in 1918 during World War I. During the 1940s, Syracuse University President and Chancellor William Tolley provided critical input to create the original GI Bill legislation, which provided enormous educational […]

Colonel Aaron Bank – The Founder of the Green Berets

By Marc Liebman As a young man, Aaron Bank, who was born in 1902, traveled extensively through Europe and became fluent in German and French. At the outbreak of World War II, he was 37 and volunteered to serve. Initially, the military rejected him due to his age, but Bank persevered. He went through Officer […]

Department of Minnesota Celebrates 75th Anniversary

By Lou Michaels The Department of Minnesota celebrated its 75th anniversary with a dinner at Mancini’s Steakhouse in St. Paul, Minnesota on Wednesday, October 28. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, strict CDC guidelines were followed, including a restriction on the number of guests who attended in person. There were 85 people who attended the dinner […]

Female WWII Veteran’s Military Cap Project

By Barbara Leap During the final throes of World War II, when May Brill was 20, she decided to follow her two brothers into the military. Her reasoning: “What about me? It’s my country, too.” While her brothers were in the Army and Coast Guard, Brill thought the Navy might be a good fit for […]