Entries by Iryna Apple

JWV Considers Lt. Col. Vindman and all Jewish Service Members Patriots

October 30, 2019 It takes someone with great bravery and love of country to join the Armed Services of the United States. Anyone who does is a patriot – including Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who served honorably in Iraq, received a Purple Heart, and continues his service today. The Jewish War Veterans of the […]

JWV Supports Legislation Pushing Back on Use of Military Funds for Border Wall

October 28, 2019 The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (JWV) supports the Stopping Executive Overreach on Military Appropriations Act (SEOMA) proposed by U.S. Senator Patty Murray of Washington, as well as Sens. Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Patrick Leahy, and Brian Schatz. JWV supports the portions of the legislation that would require […]

A Ride to Remember

By Cara Rinkoff JWV Member Allan Silverberg biked 60 miles in just one day to honor the memory of those who died in the Holocaust. The 75-year-old Silverberg took part in the 5th annual Ride for the Living in Poland on June 28, which is sponsored by the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Krakow. A […]

The Cross May Stand, Though it Offends

By Harvey Weiner, Former JWV National Judge Advocate here is an old legal adage that bad cases make bad law. It was clear from the start that filing a lawsuit to remove the 40-foot World War I memorial cross in Bladensburg, Maryland was the wrong case at the wrong time. Nevertheless, the American Humanist Association […]

New Underwater Memorial Honors Service Members

By Larry Jasper U.S. military veterans have a new memorial 40-feet beneath the ocean’s surface where they can reflect on their service. The first underwater military monument is located just ten miles off the coast of Clearwater, Florida. The Circle of Heroes Veterans’ Memorial, opened August 5 with a ceremony debuting a dozen life-size statues […]

Convention Round-up!

By Greg Byrne The Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. held its 124th National Convention in Richmond, Virginia, while the JWV Ladies Auxiliary met for their 91st National Convention. Delegates from around the country gathered from August 18-23 to hear from speakers, participate in workshops, and conduct the business of the organization. Deputy Secretary of […]