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November 9 , 9:00 am
Commander Gary Glick will be giving the D’var Torah (speaking) at the Veterans Shabbat Program on Saturday, November 9, at Congregation Shaaray Shalom, located at 711 Dogwood Ave, West Hempstead. Services begin at 9am and Gary Glick will be speaking at approximately 10:15 am.
Gary Glick served in the US Army from July 1969 to February 1972. His basic training was in Fort Gordon in Georgia, He studied stock control/accounting in Virginia. Following that he was in the armored division in Fort Hood Texas. He served in Stuttgart, Germany, in an infantry unit. He requested a transfer and was relocated to Munich, Germany where he unexpectedly became a Chaplain’s Assistant to a Rabbi and spent the remainder of his military duty there until he was discharged.
After four decades of being away from the military, Gary Glick decided to join the Jewish War Veterans in 2011. He quickly rose through the ranks and soon became Commander of Merrick’s Post 652. In 2017, He was promoted to Senior Vice Commander of Nassau County of the Jewish War Veterans.
Commander Glick has spent the last 7 years striving to educate veterans about the Government benefits they are entitled to. Gary Glick stated that many Veterans are not aware of the financial benefits and opportunities that are available to them. He has spoken at Veteran’s groups to make them aware of the many things that they can get. In his endeavor to help veterans learn about their benefits, he was able to get the Dr. Sanchez, Director of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Northport to attend a Jewish War Veterans meeting and explain some of the medical benefits that veterans are entitled to.
Gary Glick also arranges for Veterans to attend Veteran’s organizations locally and nationally. He speaks in various schools throughout Nassau County. He also has participated in numerous Veterans Day parades representing the Jewish War Veterans.
Some of Commander Glick’s awards include Arnold M. Fisher Memorial Award Man of the Year 2017, Long Island Nets 2017-18 Veteran of the Game, December 23, 2017, Chapel of the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor 2018, and Jewish War Veteran Lifetime Membership 2019.
Please join us for this very special program.
For additional information, call 516-481-7448