Dreams for terminally ill Veterans


by Terry Richards

LOS ANGELES, CA – Thanks to Dreams for Veterans, a program of the Dream Foundation http://www.dreamfoundation.org/ and one of its donors, one Greg Kushner, and Emily Myrick Dream Coordinator in cooperation with Shutters On The Beach Resort Hotel in Santa Monica, and their Hotel Manager Laura McIver CA,  https://www.shuttersonthebeach.com/ this terminally ill Writer and Vietnam Era Veteran was provided with 4-days and 3-nights superior room accommodations at no cost to him at Shutters On The Beach in Santa Monica, CA. I would also like to thank Yesenia Parra, my Social Worker at  Roze RoomHospice  http://www.rozeroomhospice.org/ my Caregivers for making the application to theDream Foundation for me.

Diagnosed with Stage 3B Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in July of 2016 with a Prognosis of less than 12-months to live, this vacation gave this Writer a chance to “chill-out” and reflect on his life in both a tranquil and luxurious setting.

Main Entrance to Shutters on The Beach.

Posing with this Writer is Brian, a Bellman at Shutters On The Beach for the last 3-years always remembered my name and provided me with information and assistance without hesitation. A truly great Public Relations person.



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Please join us December 25 as we bring holiday cheer and a gift to our Hospitalized Veterans.

Los Angeles: Building 500, Main Hospital, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073

We are celebrating our 70th Year of
A Gift for a Yank

Every year since 1946, the Jewish War Veterans have delivered a holiday gift to our hospitalized veterans on Christmas Day.

Click here to see the photo gallery and a short video!

We Need Your Help!

It takes a lot of people to pass out thousands of gifts from San Diego to San Francisco.

We need you to help…especially in Los Angeles. Bringing gifts and your friendship to our hospitalized veterans on Christmas Day is one of the most rewarding things you will do.

There is no way to describe the joy our forgotten Veterans experience. And their joy is your reward!

We get started with refreshments at 9:00. A short briefing at 9:30.
Gifting starts at 10:00. Lunch is at 11:00 and we’re done by noon.

Simply reply to this notice and we’ll send you more details for your location.

We Need a Little More Help!

Now we need you to “Like” the Jewish War Veterans – California Facebook Page.

Click Right Here and when the page is visible, click the “Like” button on the page.

It’s just that simple!

Why every Jew should know about Sosua, the Dominican Republic Haven for Jewish Refugees fleeing Nazi persecution?

by Terry Richards

Founded in 1938 as a haven for Jews escaping Nazi persecution (After the United States refused 800 Jews on a ship from entering the United States as Refugees) Sosua was an isolated settlement on the coast of the Dominican Republic that offered refuge to approximately 800 hundred German, Austrian and Polish Jews from 1940 – 1945.
Having made good friends with Freddy Milz in 1966, the son of Jewish refugees from Sosua whose family moved to Miami Beach where I was living and had grown up, this Jewish Writer finally visited and lived in Sosua for 4-months during the winter of 1986 and 1987. It was not only an enjoyable vacation experience but also an amazing ethnic and educational experience for me, and I got to see Freddy who was living in Sosua again part-time who I had not seen for about 8-years.


Jerry “Peace Activist” Rubin’s 73rd Birthday

by Terry Richards

Veterans Rights Advocate Terry Richards (R) attending Jerry "Peace Activist" Rubin's 73rd Birthday at his Sticker Table at the 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA, December 11, 2016.

Veterans Rights Advocate Terry Richards (R) attending Jerry “Peace Activist” Rubin’s 73rd Birthday at his Sticker Table at the 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA, December 11, 2016.





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For all you average Americans who helped vote in a Republican Congress and President, here’s your first reward!!!

by Terry Richards

This is just the beginning of stripping average Americans of not only their due and lawful retirement income but their dignity as well…

GOP introduces plan to massively cut Social Security


Richard Lee Davis

Richard Lee Davis

If only all VA employees treated Veteran-Patients like Richard Lee Davis did!

by Terry Richards

LOS ANGELES, CA – As a nationally recognized Veterans Rights Advocate for the last 26-years, and as a Veterans Affairs Journalist for the last 19-years, I feel compelled to tell this story because of the extraordinary and outstanding performance of Veteran Patient Care I personally observed on at least 3-separate occasions by 5-year Navy Veteran Richard Lee Davis when Davis worked as a Gurney Bus Escort in the Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program at the VA Medical Center West Los Angeles transporting mostly elderly and very frail Nursing Home Patients on Gurneys to and from appointments at the main hospital in 2015 and 2016.
The respect, dignity, and empathy in which I observed Davis treat these Veteran Patients was unlike anything I have ever observed before at any VA Medical Center, not only by any other CWT worker but by any VA employee in the same or similar job capacity. And it was obvious to me that these Patients felt the same way I do, and knew that they had somebody very special indeed, caring for them.
On top of all of the above, Davis within the scope of appropriate humor would make them laugh and smile, and therefore, for a moment at least, Davis helped them mitigate and expunge the pain and suffering they were experiencing.

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