From the American Scene:
The Jewish War Veterans: Kew Forest Post 250
The resolutions passed at the sixtieth annual convention of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., held in Miami Beach in October 1955, read like a mixture of random excerpts from the yearly policy statements of the American Legion, Americans for Democratic Action, and any one of a number of merely Jewish organizations. This mélange provides a serviceable platform for men who like to identify with what they call their “brother veteran organizations”; who are customarily on the liberal side of an argument; and who remain forthrightly, indeed militantly, Jewish.
The first forty or so resolutions are devoted exclusively to defending and seeking to enhance the privileges of former soldiers and sailors: the burial allowance for veterans must be increased from $150 to $200; any disabled veteran who wants a copy of his discharge should get it gratis. Fair enough for a group set up to represent ex-servicemen—although the American Veterans Committee, “Citizens First—Veterans Second,” would be likely to spurn such proposals as crassly parochial.
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