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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-03-20

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Messages From National, State and Local Dignitaries

Greetings from
Jr. Vice Commander
Charles Glass

The Jewish War Veterans Deportment
of Michigan and its Ladies Auxiliary of
America, are
the United States of
proud to dedicate
memory of our fallen comrades.

held on Saturday, March 28th., 1970,
will : be the culmination of many months
of hard work and tremendous efforts
put forth by many unsung
%%dhow the outstanding efforts of the
committees and the generalmember-
ship at large, this great undertaking
could riot be accomplished.

My sincere thanks and appreciation to
to all Ow members and officers of the
Jewish War Veterlins. Department of
Michigan and the Ladies Auxiliaries.
an { the patrons and advertisers whose
gee rotas support will
enable us to
continue to carry on the many fine
programs of our organization.

Wannest greetings to members of the
Department of Michigan, Jewish War
Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary on the
occasion of our Diamond Jubilee Year.
We are proud of our record of service
to the men in uniform, to the hospital-
ized veteran, and to all civic and com-
munity causes. We are firmly commit.
ted to serving mankind and advancing
his cause for the future. •
Our sincerest thanks and appreciations
many workers for their
go to the
countless hours expended in reaching
this Diamond Jubilee Year, and for
their continued arid wholehearted sup-
port for a job well done.
We cannot relax. We cannot permit
ourselves to be at peace until there is
pence for alt nicer. We shall strive to
assure the blessings of freedom and
democracy hi the spirit of the Ameri-
can tradition.

Jean Friedman

Senior Vice President
Department of Michigan
Ladies Auxiliary JWV

Commander Howard 1Vaterstorte
Department of Michigan
Dear Howard:
yan behalf of the Fifth Region of the
War Veterans of the United
States of .4merica. I extend greetings
to each and every one of you, 071 this
oar Diamond Jubilee year.
Severity fire years of dedication and
'devotion to the veteran, the community
and the Jew, is indeed service from the
heart. Mau we continue toward those
goals which we champion, so that it
can truly
be said, that the oldest,
active, veteran 'organization, the
triotic voice of American Jewry, the
Jewish War Veterans of the United
States of America, has actually lived
up to its credo.
Mu heartiest congratulations for a
most successful Diamond Jubilee year.

Yours in comradeship


it is with great pleasure that I salute
dignity. The patriotism and loyalty of
your people speak for, itself. the Department of Michigan Jewish
next seventy-five years War Veterans of the United States of
May your
be filled with even greater accomplish- Americo as you begin the celebration
of your Diamond Jubilee Year.
nient for all of mankind.
As the Nation's oldest active veter-
the Jewish
Al Rosen
Veterans have earned the Nation's
inc ident
gratitude for an outstanding record of
Allied Veterans Council,
service. Your steadfast devotion and
have helped make —
keep — our country strong and great.
My hearty congratulations and best
It is a real pleasure for me, Use
as you mark this notable mile-
of . . the . Department of wishes
M ichiga n Cathol ic
extend to you and
organization. congratulations on your
Robert P. Griffin
Diamond Jubilee.
Veterans of the
• The Jewish
U. S. Senator
United States of America are to be

commended for their dedication to the
welfare of all veterans and their de-1
It is a great pleasure for Me to salute
patriotism and
penitents; for their
the Jewish War Veterans of the United I
Americanism; for their zest and zeal States of America on the occasion of
in striving to preserve and strengthen '
, your diamond jubilee. You have an or-
the principles of Democracy. ganization of which all of your mem-
Having worked very closely in the
bers cart be most proud, an organization
past- with the Jewish War Veterans, which is a credit to America,
we of the Catholic War Veterans are
It is almost fantastic to consider
meritorious pro-
welt aware of the
the Jewish
Veterans has
grams that you have undertaken. We that
hope in the future to continue this been a living and growing organize.'
lion since the year that William Mc-I
close relationship.
During your 75th year and many Kin/ey was elected President, uranium
decades to come, we hope that you was found to be ra roactrie, and Mar-
wilt continue to grow and flourish and cord received the first patent on the
become one of the great leaders in I wireless,
veterans affairs.
My best to the officers and members
It is our most earnest hope and of the Jewish War Veterans. May you
desire that your Diamond Jubilee pro- thrwe and
prosper for
another 75
gram will be a tremendous success.
years arid
beyond. And
may your
I would consider it a great honor Diamond Jubilee Ball be an occasion
arid privilege to receive a copy of the all of you in the Michigan Department
Detroit Jewish News covering this out- will long remember.
standing erent.
Best regards •
Yours in comradeship

I extend hearty congratulations
to' War Veterans on, their "Diamond
organization in this your 75th Jubilee Year.'
The Jewish
War Veterans of the
The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America being our
United States of .4eca
is the oldest nation's oldest active veterans' organi-
active veterans
organization in our zation have proven through the years
nation, and is made up of men who! of being a great asset to our nation.
have served our country with honor We would Like to extend continued
and have helped to preserve freedom, success to the Jewish War Veteran=
and democracy for ourselves and our and may this Diamond Jubilee Year be
the greatest in the history of this or-
friends throughout the world.
It is with pride and the knowledge' ganization.
of the many great accomplishments of
your organization that I greet you ors





best regards,


Mayor, City of Farmington

Garry Brown

On behalf of the people of the City of
Troy, may I extend to you and your
your 75th Anniversary.
We consider it an honor to recognize
the Jewish War Veterans for their long
attad devoted services to this great
Best withes fore' successful Diamerrid
Jubilee Year, and for continuing the
record of distinctive service which you
have given in the preceding seventy-
five years.

Member of Congress

I was very pleased to learn of the
Department of Michigans Warts for a
Diamond Jubilee Ball on March 28 to
nark the 75th .Arnrie,ersary of the
Jewish War Veterans of the United
States of America.
The Jewish War Veterans, oldest
active veterans' organization in
nation, has a well-deserved reputation
for outstanding service to its members
and to the nation.
I am pleased to eXhIllyld my most
sincere congratulations to ipu, to your
fine organization and to - Your mem-

Very truly yours,

Jule R. Familiar*

Mayor, City of Trey


On behalf of the citizens of Saginaw
I wish to officially extend my sincere
congratulations and best wishes to the
Jewish War Veterans, our nations oldest
active veterans' organization, which, in
1970 celebrates its 75th Anniversary.
Your members should be duly proud
during this Diamond Jubilee Year as
they recall with honor the 'corstribit-
lions and sacrifices they have made
throughout the past 75 years to protect
and preserve thee freedoms we so
dearly cherish in America.

Sincerely yours

William D. Ford




It is with a great deal of pleasure

Gerald R. Ford
that I take this opportunity to indicate
Frank J., Quinn
respect and admiration for the

Member of Congress
War Veterans.
Department of Michigan
Through your individual and joint
Catholic War Veterans
have greatly
My congratulations to the Jewish War contributions, you
I Veterans of the United States 071 their strengthened the United States and her
• 75th anniversary. As the oldest active national security. The nation owes a
Congratulations to the Department of war
organization Inc
this debt of gratitude to the veterans such
.M1lichigan of the Jewish lYar Veterans country, your group us deserving of as yourself who have given her so
of the United States of America, oil the respect and gratutude of every much.
your Diamond Jubilee Year, from the American.
Please accept my warns congratula-
.•1lied Veterans Council of Waune!
My best wishes for a spectacular' tions on your 75th anniversary, and
County, Ladies Auxiliary,
Diamond Jubilee and another 75 years extend my warm best wishes to all
May you and your organization have of good works
and dedication
great success in all Of your future America.
endeavors in the ensuing years.
Sincerely -
Marvin L. Esch

Gloria M. Kowalski

Allied Veterans Council
of Wayne County, Inc.

William S. Broomfield


Warren C. Light

Mayor, City of Saginaw

The Jewish Welfare Federation of
Detroit wishes the Jewish War Veter-
ans many more years of worthwhile
activity on the occasion of the cele-
bration of its Diamond Jubilee.
Your leaders and members through
been active one the
the years have
board of goternors and committees of
Federation and have aided inimeasur.
ably in the annual Allied Jewish Cam-
paign and Israel Emergency Fund.
It's good to observe that Jewish War
Veterans and its members have taken
seriously participation in the programs
for securing and strengthening
commune/ life and in promoting the
welfare of our Jewish community. ,

Member of Congress

5Iember of Congress

On many occasions, in speaking of
. Ame rica's greatness, I have always
our country's finest asset
Please allow me, in behalf of the stressed that
by far was its
people. to
As thee
I considered
Veterans of WWI, USA. inc. Depart- „,,is
meat of Michigan. to extend congrat ti- "
War Veterans of the United States of
lotions to the Jewish War Veterans of
A erica on its 75th Year, and partic-
the USA, 071 attaining their Jubileelport
l y to those members of the De-
Year, on March 15, 1970.
of Michigan group, I imrnedi-
The Jewish Veterans /cave
a proud thought
of the marvelous
heritage. They have responded to our cute
contributions that Americans of Jewish
counitrys-call in time of peace. Their .
t4tet higitr ade to our country, both
loyalty, as patriotic citizens, has
,field and in our com-
• I on
been questioned.

May they all be blessed with long insanities.
These are difficult years for
Morris Luck
life, to continue in this proud tradition.
country. But, difficulty is not a new
Corr) order Fifth Region
Yours very sincerely
word to the Jewish War. Veterans, the
Jewifit tWar Veterans
Thomas P. Regan
, oldest active war veterans organization
the United States. No, you have
Veterans of 'AV,
faced adversity
On behalf of the „Secretary of De-
Department of Michigan
, many ways and in many places. They
Jeresc, 1 1 . 0111c1 like to congratulate the
have been overcome. And, in tune, our
Jewish War Veterans of the United
HapPIr Diamond Jubilee Anniversary country, through the contributions of
States of America. as you begin the
overcome great
to the Jewish War Veterans of the nanny, also leas
celebration of your Diamond Jubilee.
The devoted service of your members United States of America!
nation seeks a permanent
- On behalf of The American Legion' As our
during their 'period of service in the
of Michigan, I wish to extend our con- Peace in South Vietnam and stands .
Armed Forces. their proud affiliation
as members of a veterans organization pratulations and good wishes upon this ready to contribute to 1, e9otiatioas to
gain tranquility in the middle east, we i
after retire duty. arid their continued occasion. I hope this letter symbolizes can still be thankful that all our,
interest in active duty men and women the fine spirit of friendship and coop-
erasion between our two organizationS. People seek not territory nor promote ,
are great achierements.
unrest. We are peacemakers.
Your nchiet•ements during the 75-year
and honor
is my privilege
e_risterice of the Jewish Wnr Veterans continued success and prosperity.
extend to the entire membership of
been 01ihaalialall SCr•iCe to our
• the Department of Michigan of the
Nation. Rest wishes for continued
War - Veterans of the United.
aCiarl••OIC111 in the years to come.
States of America, on this your Dia. :
Department Commander
mond - Jubilee
Year, my
American Legion
bons and, as a fellow American, my
Department of Michigan
V. C. Thomas, Jr.
o•sincere thanks for your contributions,
for all
Director for Community
On behalf of the American Veterans mankind.
of World War It and Korea (AMVETSt.
With wannest regards,
I wish to extend greetings to an of
you celebrating your Diamond Jubilee
James Harvey
In these changing SIOICS, when so Year.
Member of Congress
mile!, of the activity in our
our society
You have served your nation and ,
- seems directed toward a
for Your state in many ways. It is heart- '
the principles of laic, justice and peace.
erring that you hare recognized that
I wish to extend my warmest emigre-
lee pause graccfnity to sailor a group your service in our armed force did relations to the Jewish War Veterans
who s high standards and ideals have not end
obligation to
your on this the beginning of their 75th
over the years proved so inspirational country. your state and your CC0711711171
a r keenly aware of tine
e signi-
to the advocates of these virtues.
ity and that you have continued to .ficnat
complisionents and good will
We the Women's Army Corps Veter- serve as community lenders in civilian
that your organization has spread for
ans .4ssociation. Detroit Chewier No. Infe r
15, share wrie r pride and feeling of
Rst wishes for
'rt ry
most successful' a
hos y eeair „ s a iAd, a , a
n t ' s P ueir t t o i"gl i ' vr elYsopr s o eu lf d -
accomplishment on the' attnitiment
, lessly of thernselres to the betterment
your Diamond Jubilee and e.rtend to
• of man which, in essence, builds a
you oursincere cortgratulations arid
stronger America.
Milton E. Pewitt
best wishes
for many happy,:
I urge your organization to continue
rrOSpert ■ II s
and fruitful years in the
,„„„ -
its goad work which began in 1896 and
„4,31 ,171S
Veterans err nrement.
has won admiration throughout
Conn try.
Vivian Ginsky
Coagrattilations and very best wishes,
for continued Progress to the Jewish I
Women's A rrn y Corps
Jack McDonald
War Veterans Of the United States of
Veterans Association
the occassioni of their'
Member of Congres
Detroit Chapter No. 15
75th Anniversary. from the U.S. Cana-
:ban Veterans Association of Detroit.
Post No. 1.
the Diamond
the occasion
The President has asked that I con-
C071, 711ander
Jubilee Celebration of the Jewish 1Var
reY greetings from him for the special
! Veterans of the United States I want
William B. Reid
etlitiorl of the Detroit Jewish News
for the
oar lung the opening of the 75th Anni-
fine work which it has done over the
versar,, celebration of the Jewish War
Raymond Flukey
years in behalf of the individuals who
Veterans of the U.S.A.
1- 1 0 1, is the oldest active war vet-
erivis organization in the United States.
Too often those who have given of
you upon your three-
Po'irr Bear Association being a themselves in the defense of freedom,
quarter century of service to your fel-.
of United States ex-soldiers in and the ideals of American democracy
lore veternris and to your coto•rry It is
A t■ rtl,cen
during go unrecognized Arid unrewarded. The
heartening to sec that your organiza- Si
tion inns sustained its original spirit Work, liar I. together with your many activities of veterans'
friends • atid admirers congratulate your over the years has contributed signi-
over the years
also extend MN hest wishes oroariLation on its diamond Jubilee ficantly to providing both the honor
our veterans deserve and the rewards
for In
1101,. DiO7,10,111 .D1bilec
Year year.
Unfortunately. I ni President of the
they have - earned.
arid for all the ?rears to come.
Polar Bear A.....,•intion. expect to be
As our nation's oldest active veter-
:ire Florida on ilarch 28, 1970. I will ans' organization I know that you are

however. nornor..t a committee from our proud of Y011r seventy-five years of
Donald E. Johnson .
organization to attend your Jubilee service. I want to offer my congratula-
tions to you on the occasion and my
V eterans Administration
Again our heortlest congratulations! best wishes for the next seventy-five
Vet) truly yours
With best regards,
Robert E. Plunkett
Crectinits and best wishes 071 your
0 1 17 0 •4 1,110 0 ,• •: Diamond Jubilee.
SiricerelY Yourl
The Jewish
Veterans of The I
Polar Bear Association
Elford A. Cederberg
Stntes of America stands sec.
l'eterati,, of the
out to none in its devotion to human
North Russian Expedition
Member of Congress

Wilbur V. Brotherton


One of the great strengths of this
nation lies in the reaction of its people
any incident or
teleology which
threatens cherished American freedonts.
Since 1896 the Jewish War Veterans
of the United States of America has
been a strong force opposing • not only
anti-Semitism, as was the organiza-
tion's original Purpose, but injustices
to all people in every area of our
national life.

Alan E. Schwartz

It is therefore my distinct pleasure to I
extend best wishes from all Detroiters
to Jewish War Veterans throughout
on their Diamond Jubilee
An niversarY.


Roman S. Gribbs


City of Detroit

Please extend my greetings and con-
gratulations to the officers and mem-
bers of the Department of Michigan.
Jewish War Veterans, on the occasion
of their Diamond Jubilee Year.
For an organization merely to survive
these days is an accomphshment; for
it to have survived as wen as the
Jewish War Veterans with its single
devotion to philanthropic causes is a
remarkable event.
May i take this opportunity to jean
friends throughout the
wishing your officers arid
members many, many more years of
constructive effort and achievement.


Mel Ravitz

Common Council

It is with great pleasure that I con'
gratulate your organization, the Na-
tion's oldest active Veterans'
existence on March 15, 1970.
Mankind can never repay all of the
dedicated men who became involved
in the wars of the United States.
May your "Diamond Jubilee Bali" to
be held at the Light Guard Armory
Saturday, March 28, 1970, reach tine
pinnacle of magnificence so truly de-
served by the veterans which it honors
With best wishes for success in ail
your future endeavors, I remain.,


Norman W. Feder

City of Southfield

Ore behalf of the City of Livonia, I
am taking this 'means to congratulate
your organization on arriving at a very
significant milestone—the celebration
of the 75th year of your existence.
Since this country has recently been
c onfronted with a vocal rid rit
iniarge the virtues of patriotism, it is
heartening to know that an organiza-
tion such as yours continues to flour-

Our city recognizes that the Jewish
V eterans represent •a force for
good ice
the corm,/ nity
and hopes
that your growth and influence win
continue unabated.

W ar

Very truly yours,

Harvey W. Moelke

Mayor, Livonia,


The Farmington City Council on be-
half of its citizens would Mice to extend
their congratulations to the Jewish

6—Friday, Mtrl4 20, 1970


William Avrunin

Executive Vice-President
Jewish Welfare Federation
of Detroit.

In behalf of the board of Directors
and the staff of the Jewish Community
Center I wish to take this means of
extending our congratulations to the
Jewish War Veterans on the occasion
of their Diamond Jubilee Year. Having
shared the premises of the Davison
building together we are particularly
proud of the contribution which your
organization has made to our commun.

Having served our country in time of
war, we hope that your future services
wilt be needed in times of peace.

Sincerely yours,

George D. Keil

Jewish Community


As a "JWV-watcher." both from the
' inside and the outside, I am partic-
ularly honored to be asked to extend
a greeting on behalf of the Jewish
Council of Metropolitan
• Community
The Diamond Jubilee occasion marks
an impressive segment of time in the
life of an organization and in
! history of our community In America.
It marks. as well. a period of history in
which America's Jews developed the
institutional forms to respond to the
needs of our people for philanthropic
I and social services and to assume in
a corporate manner the obligations of
in this great
responsible citizenship
, nation.
By its very existence, the Jewish
Veterans. in my opinion. is a
affirmation of this dual
role of American Jews.
And by its
activity it has demonstrated the will
ond ability to discharge its role credit-
In the area with which 1 have some
day to day familiarity. JWV has added
to the stature of the American Jewish
community. in terms which are posi-
tive rather than negative, self respect-
Mg rather than self pleading, JWV has
used its special skills, fts special con-
tacts among veterans groups, to pro-
mote Americans and Democratic values.
The goal of free pluralistic society
is one of which the total community
shares; it is the goal which will best
Insure for all of us the continuation
of those institutions which can most
effectively serve our nation and our
own community.
this' goal.
When he dedicated the Golden Book
in 1957, the late Rabbi Adler said of
the men whose names are there en-
were as Jewish as
the Ten Commandments, and as Am-
erican as the Declaration of independ-
ence." I believe that this characteriza-
tion of those whose memories ire hon-
or ran be applied also to the'potential
and to the performance of the JWV.

Walter Klein

Executive Director,
Community Council.



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