A note from Maryland Public Television (MPT) for Vietnam veterans
On Sunday, March 22, Gilchrist, the largest nonprofit organization in the state that provides hospice and palliative care services, will host its third annual “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration.” Doors open at 12 noon, and the event begins at 1 pm at Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Rd., Windsor Mill. This free event features brunch, a resource fair, music and camaraderie in celebration of Vietnam veterans and their families.Our speakers include Joseph Galloway, author of “We were soldiers Once… and Young” and recipient of the Bronze Star with “V” for recognition of his heroism in the battle of la Drang in 1965, and Kimberly Mitchell, who was orphaned in Vietnam during the height of the war and adopted by a United States Airman. Because of her gratitude to her father and her adopted country, she served 17 years in the United States Navy and has become a nationally recognized leader in serving thousands of veterans. For additional information about this special celebration, email WeHonorVeterans@gilchristcares.org.
On Monday, March 30, the Hospice of the Chesapeake will hold its sixth annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event, “Hope & Healing for Heroes.” Doors open at 8 am, and the event begins at 9 am at the American Legion Post 226, 830 Mayo Road, Edgewater, MD 21037. This year’s event will seek to provide insight to Veterans on finding joy, healing wounds, and seeking support. Please register at: https://www.hospicechesapeake.org/hope-and-healing. Questions may be sent to email@example.com or by phone at 443-837-1513.
While these are not MPT or JWV sponsored events Vietnam Veterans are encouraged to take advantage of either or both this March as your fellow citizens salute you for your service to our nation. Thank you!
Department of Maryland JWV of U.S.A Officers
Commander - COL Erwin A. Burtnick, USA (RET)
Sr. Vice Cdr - COL Charles N. Jay, USA (RET)
Jr. Vice Cdr - Michael Zippert
Judge Advocate - Mark Mentz
Quartermaster - Charles Sandler
National Executive Committee - Lt Col Sheldon Goldberg USAF (RET)
Department Chaplain - Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum
Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) - the MMC was established to give Veterans and military members a more powerful voice in the Maryland General Assembly because when the military community comes together as one more can be accomplished. The Department of Maryland JWV is proud to be a founding member of this Coalition.
"Click" on this link to view MNC's 2020 Legislative Goals, Maryland General Assembly, 2020
Visit by National Commander Harvey Weiner & Chief of Staff Barry Lischinsky
October 27, 2019
Department of Maryland Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. at a Glance
Our Mission Statement
We, citizens of the United States of America, of the Jewish faith, who served in the Military of the United States of America, in order that we may be of greater service to our country and to one another, associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To maintain true allegiance to the United States of America;
To foster and perpetuate true Americanism;
To combat whatever tends to impair the efficiency and permanency of our free institutions;
To uphold the fair name of the Jew and fight his or her battles wherever unjustly assailed; to encourage the doctrine of universal liberty, equal rights, and full justice to all men and women;
To combat the powers of bigotry and darkness wherever originating and whatever their target;
To preserve the spirit of comradeship by mutual helpfulness to comrades and their families;
To cooperate with and support existing educational institutions and establish educational institutions, and to foster the education of ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen, and our members in the ideals and principles of Americanism;
To instill love of country and flag, and to promote sound minds and bodies in our members and our youth;
To preserve the memories and records of patriotic service performed by the men and women of our faith;
To honor their memory and shield from neglect the graves of our heroic dead.
Massing Of the Colors
Ft. Meade, MD
May 19, 2019
Collecting funds at the
Ft. Meade, MD Commissary for the Baltimore VA Hospital
Massing of the Colors
Fort Meade, MD
May 19, 2019
2019 Department of Maryland
JWV - Annual Meeting
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
Food & Fellowship with fellow veterans
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Maryland JWV Posts
Post 117 - Roger C. Snyder Memorial Post, Baltimore MD 21208
Post 167 - Maryland Free State Post, Owings Mills MD 21117
Post 380 - Commodore Levy Post, Annapolis MD 21401
Post 567 - Kreiger-Loube Post, Silver Spring MD 20906
Post 692- LT Harold Greenberg-Albert Lerner Post, Rockville MD 20850
Post 888 - Paul D. Savanuck/Shaarei Zion Post 888 Baltimore MD 21215
Contact Department of Maryland Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.
Maryland Free State Post 167
Maryland Free State Post 167 usually meets at the Owings Mills VFW Post 521 the third Monday night of each month (7:15 pm) - 214 S Tollgate Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117 March through October and at Milk & Honey Bistro - 1777 Reisterstown Rd #120, Pikesville, MD 21208 (10:00 am) usually third Sunday of each month November through February.
January 19, 2020 (Milk & Honey) 10:00 am
Why be a member of Jewish War Veteran Post 167 – Owings Mills Maryland?
You get the opportunity to make an impact by being part of something greater than yourself. Post 167 JWV is active in our community as well as the state & national stage, developing and advancing veteran policies and laws that improve services and benefits for service members, veterans, their families and survivors receive.
Post 167 provides an opportunity for you to have a leadership position at the local level and, if interest can lead to state, and national levels. This give our members the opportunity to be actively involved in the veteran advocacy process at all levels.
It’s where your “battle” buddies hang out. At its heart Post 167 is a veteran alumni network. This is the place where those who wore the uniform can come together and enjoy one of the things they enjoyed most about serving – each other’s company.
Post 167 is built around bringing together individuals with a common background in a place where they can share camaraderie and develop relationships.
Social opportunities include regular local meetings, national conventions, annual Hanukkah parties, community service projects, etc.