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President Truman Calls Jewish War Veterans “a Living Answer” to Bigotry and Hatred

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Praise for the Jewish War Veterans of the United States as a “living answer to those who would confuse our people with the evil doctrine of bigotry and hate” was expressed by President Truman in letter to National Commander Archie H. Greenberg on the occasion of the beginning of the fiftieth anniversary year of the organization, which, with the exception of the Grand Army of the Republic, is the oldest veterans’ organization in the United States, it was announced today.

Calling the JWV “a symbol of patriotic service rendered by our citizens of the Jewish faith,” President Truman expressed the hope that the organization would “grow in strength, so that together with other responsible veterans’ organizations, it can render maximum service to our fighting men as they return to peaceful pursuits.”

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