RICHMOND, Va., (Oct. 13)
President Eisenhower has praised the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S. for its “record of more than half a century of ever-devoted service to our country, ” in a message sent to the organization which opened its 59th convention here today. About 5,000 delegates are attending the three-day parley.
Extending “warm greetings” to the JWV’s membership, the President termed the group’s record “distinguished both in peace and in war, dramatically carrying on the traditions of loyalty and service which began three centuries ago with the first Jewish settlement on American soil.” The President’s message also declared:
“The American Jewish Tercentenary, which I understand will be commemorated at your convention, is an anniversary of great significance to our nation. It is my hope that, in commemorating it, all of you will gain the inspiration that will encourage you in your continued dedication to your patriotic endeavors.”