JWV Post 65: Poppy Drive Kickoff



By: Megan Way Photos by: Su Phelps and Lawrence Oravetz

On Oct 28th, the Jewish War Vets (JWV) held their monthly meeting. They began with an opening prayer and had their traditional breakfast of bagels, lox and cream cheese. At the meeting they discussed the upcoming Poppy drive on Nov 2nd and the new flags and scarves you can buy at the shop. After the discussion they celebrated George’s 94th birthday with singing and cake.

November 2nd through November 11th was JWV Post 65’s annual Veteran’s Day Poppy Drive. Here are a few words about the Poppy Drive from Post 65’s Commander, Howard Spanier,

“Post 65 members have generously volunteered over 150 hours during past Memorial and Veteran’s Day Poppy Drives. The money we collect is donated to organizations who provide desperately needed services for needy veterans in Southern Nevada, without regard to race or religion. The donations support US Vets, providing homeless veterans with housing, food, clothing and job training; Michael’s Angel Paws, who train and provide service dogs to help veterans cope with PTSD and other psychological and emotional needs’ the Nevada State Veteran’s Home; Fisher House at the VA Hospital, enabling family members to be close to a loved one at their most stressful times; USO at the McCarran Airport; and money we provide to help veterans who are about to be evicted from their apartments or cannot pay their utility bill.”