Jewish War Veterans convention to open Sunday
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. (JWV) will hold its 126th Annual National Convention in New Orleans from Sunday, August 15 through Thursday, August 20, 2021.
“Our convention is where Jewish members of the uniformed services and veterans come together to solve issues within their community. From fighting anti-Semitism in the military, to speaking with Jewish youth about the merits of military service, JWV is the only place where these important matters are being addressed,” public relations director Cara Rinkoff said.
JWV members from across the country will congregate at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel to participate in several annual business sessions and hear from guest speakers.
Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Donald Remy will address the members of JWV and the JWVA (Ladies Auxiliary) during the opening ceremony at 11:30am on Monday.
The opening session will take place at 4:00pm CDT on Monday, August 16, and will feature the president and CEO of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, Marina Jackman.
On Wednesday, August 18, at 2:30pm CDT, members will hear about preventing veteran suicide from Dr. Daniel DeBrule.
The convention will conclude on Thursday, August 19, with a banquet honoring National Commander Jeffrey Sacks, and the installation of the 2021 National Commander, who will be elected during the week.