Posts Tagged ‘veterans’

Humble Design Helps Vets Transitioning from Homelessness

From Performing acts of kindness for our veterans is something that should happen every day throughout the year. In November, it becomes even more of a priority for Humble Design Fueled by U-Haul. In conjunction with Veterans Day, November is Veterans Month at Humble Design as the charity honors our current and former military…

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MAZON #FreedomFromHunger Campaign Highlights Veteran Hunger

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger has just released its #FreedomFromHunger video campaign to raise awareness about the unacceptable problem of veteran hunger in America and to engage viewers to take action. The campaign launch coincides with Veterans Day, a time when all Americans honor the service of those who have fought for our country.…

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Nov. 7, 1919 Jewish Chronicle editorial on Armistice Day/Veterans Day

Looking Back at Veterans Day

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History This year, Veterans Day holds a special significance. It marks 100 years since the end of World War I or “The Great War,” which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 (although the war did not…

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Ed Hirsch

Distinguished Career

New JWV commander to participate in Detroit’s Veterans Day parade. Timing is everything. On Monday, Oct. 29, I left a dental check-up and drove to a second dental appointment; this time with retired dentist, Dr. Edward “Ed” Hirsch, 83, of Farmington Hills. I was meeting him for lunch in advance of Veterans Day, Nov. 11,…

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State Sen. Steven Bieda, Gov. Rick Snyder and Art Fishman

WWII Memorial Fund Act Signed Into Law

Jewish veteran and Detroit resident Art Fishman was in Lansing last month at the signing of the Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial Fund Act, which created the ability for Michigan residents to donate a portion of their state income tax refund to the Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial, which is scheduled to open in Royal…

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Ketamine Shows Promise for Vets with PTSD

Combat veterans can’t always leave behind what they saw and experienced on the battlefield when they return to the civilian world. While some ease back into their old lives with minimal problems, many suffer from post-traumatic-stress syndrome so severe that they need professional help to overcome both it and the depression that often accompanies it.…

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Small American flags all together on a lawn.

Veterans Day Brunch

A Veterans Day brunch will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Congregation B’nai Moshe in West Bloomfield. Guest speaker is Marlene Copeland Dodinval, executive director of the Jewish National Fund, who will speak about JNF’s project for refurbishing Ammunition Hill, a poignant and moving memorial in Jerusalem for soldiers who made the…

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close-up photo of the American flag

Veterans Day Shabbat

In anticipation of Veterans Day, Congregation Shaarey Zedek will honor all Jewish veterans and current members of the American armed forces during Shabbat services Oct. 20. The men and women who’ve defended and continue to preserve the values and safety of the nation will be proudly acknowledged, as well as veterans of blessed memory. Services…

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The Walter Reed Fisher House — one of the beautiful designs typical of Fisher Houses throughout the country.

Supporting Veterans

Above: The Walter Reed Fisher House — one of the beautiful designs typical of Fisher Houses throughout the country. Michigan will gain two Fisher Houses to aid families of vets at VA hospitals. An important addition to Detroit’s burgeoning urban landscape will have an indelible impact on Michigan veterans and their families and a proud…

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Heroes’ Welcome

Two Jewish WWII vets touched by “Honor Flight” visit to D.C. memorial. With Veterans Day coming up this Tuesday, it’s incumbent upon us to take time to remember all of our brave men and women in uniform. Despite not having served in the military, I’ve always been in awe of the sacrifice members of our…

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