Entries by Iryna Apple

Honoring Veterans in VA Cemeteries

By Cara Rinkoff A new project launched by the Department of Veterans Affairs will honor all 3.7 million veterans buried in VA cemeteries across the country. The Veterans Legacy Memorial is a digital platform with individual memorial pages. The site went online on August 14. VA Secretary Robert Wilkie says this project “enhances the onsite […]

JWV Jersey Shore Post 125 Completes a Noteworthy Year

Jersey Shore Post 125 represented the JWV with a tent at the 29th annual Oceanfest celebration on July Fourth in Long Branch, New Jersey. An estimated 225,000 people attended the event, and many stopped by Post 125’s tent to express their appreciation for the service of Jewish veterans. More than 20 volunteers manned the tent […]

The Safe Haven Museum

By Gary Ginsburg, Commander, Post 41-NY Nearly 1,000 refugees and Holocaust survivors arrived in the United States’ only refugee camp on August 5, 1944. Exactly 75 years later, 200 people gathered to remember them at The Safe Haven Museum, which is located at the site of the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter in Oswego, New […]

U.S. World War I Memorial Update

By David W. Hamon, Veterans Service Organizations & Military Director, U.S. WWI Centennial Commission The U.S. National World War I Centennial Commission continues to make good progress on building a National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. In April of this year the Commission on Fine Arts (CFA) in Washington gave its final approval for the […]

JWV Condemns Attempted Yom Kippur Attack on German Synagogue

October 11, 2019 As we approach the one year anniversary of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (JWV) condemns the attempted Yom Kippur attack at a synagogue in Halle, Germany. JWV is thankful a locked door prevented the gunman from […]

JWV Opposes Using Military Construction Funds for Border Wall

October 8, 2019 The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (JWV), strongly opposes the Trump administration’s efforts to divert military funding to aid with the construction of a wall, which is not a military project, on the U.S.-Mexico border. On September 4, the Pentagon announced a list of $3.6 billion in military […]

Congressional Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Helping Homeless Veterans

By Larry Jasper The U.S. House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunities held a field hearing in New Port Richey, Florida, on September 16. The hearing on combating homelessness in the Tampa Bay area focused on the best practices utilized throughout Tampa Bay and identifying gaps where more targeted intervention is needed. The […]

Tredwell Abrams

Post: Martin Hochster Memorial 755 Military Service: Marine Corps Member Since: 2019 1.Why did you join the military? I wanted to see the world. My list of deployments include, two UDP’s (Unit Deployment Phase) to Okinawa including an exercise with Thailand’s marines and one with Australian service members. These were in 1997 and 1999. After […]

BG Donald Schenk (USA, Ret)

Post: 1LT Raymond Zussman Post 135 Current Residence: Bloomfield Hills, MI Military Service: US Army 1969-2004; Operation Desert Storm Member Since Year: 2011 1. What’s your military story? It’s a 35-year story beginning with my enlistment in the Army Reserves when I contracted as an Advanced Course ROTC Cadet in college in 1969. I was […]