The members of Post 619 Jewish War Veterans in Sun Lakes will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. on September 21 in the Mirror Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club. The speakers will be Bety and Michael Dar, former members of the Israel Defense Forces. Bety served in intelligence for 1-1/2 years and Michael served approximately 13 years. He became an officer in the naval arm of the IDF, having gone through officer training while in college.
The post is active all year long and inquiries are answered all year long from any person regardless of race, religion or gender who would like to know more about the top veterans’ group in the valley that raises and distributes the most donations to homeless and hospitalized veterans.
During the weekend preceding Veterans Day, members will be in front of area Fry’s Groceries in Chandler and the Mesa Market Place Swapmeet in Mesa. Also, the post is in charge of Veterans Day observances at the flagpole in the area of the Sun Lakes Country Club also known as Veterans Pavilion. The guest speaker will be Col. Joe Abodeely, the driving force behind the Veterans Museum located at Papago Park Military Reservation.
Our officer in charge of putting on events for veterans has been very busy. In addition, the group will put on a soft drink and donut serving event at the new Southeast Clinic of the VA. Also this month we will bid fair sails to Jerry Tatum on her trip by Honor Flight.
For information on the post call Elliot Reiss at 480-802-3281; for reservations that precede the meeting call Myra Buckner at 480-305-0533.