Letters to the Editor

Be proud, join Jewish War Vets

The Friedman-Paul Post 201 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America has been active in Tucson since 1950. The JWV was founded in 1896 and is the oldest active veterans organization in the USA.

Our mission is to make it known that Jews served in the U.S. armed forces. We accomplish this by participating in public functions such as the Veterans Day parade and the Four Chaplains memorial service; serving as color guard at other religious functions or activities; and fighting anti-Semitism whenever possible. We also raise funds to improve the lives of hospitalized veterans.

Be proud of your heritage, be proud of your service — become a member of our Post and help us to continue to accomplish our mission.

Membership is available to any Jewish veteran who served in the armed forces of the United States on active duty, in the reserves or National Guard. In addition, any Jewish veteran from a foreign nation that participated in a joint military operation with the United States is also eligible for membership.

For additional information contact Rita Stolzenberg, commander, at 909-0212, or Seymour Shapiro, membership chairman, at 398-5360.

— Jake Jacobson and Irwin Brewster, past commanders, Jewish War Veterans Friedman-Paul Post 201