Menu JTA Search

Resident Truman Lauds Jewish War Veterans; Condemns Bigotry and Racial Hatred

President Truman, in a message to the 50th annual convention of the Jewish War Veterans which opened here today, in the presence of 1,000 delegates, paid tribute to the “patrictic services rendered by our citizens of Jewish faith” and emphasized that he considers the Jewish War Veterans “the living answer to those-who would confuse our people with the evil doctrines of bigetry and hatred.”

The President expressed his hope that the Jewish War Veterans “will grew in strength, so that together with other responsible veterans’ organizations, it can renter maximum service to our fighting men as they return to peaceful pursuits.”

In his annual report to the opening session of the convention, Archie H. Greenberg, National Commander of the Jewish War Veterans, said that the organization add 118 new posts and more than doubled its membership during th elast two years. to expressed the belief that the organization will have 1,000 posts by 1948.