Bob Maran (L-R), Kroger’s Timothy Reilly and Jerry Love. PHOTO/Gabriel Weiss

Bob Maran (L-R), Kroger’s Timothy Reilly and Jerry Love. PHOTO/Gabriel Weiss

SPECIAL TO THE AJT //

For Memorial Day, Jewish War Veterans (and members of JWV Post 112 Atlanta Bicentennial) Bob Maran and Jerry Love spent time selling poppies, sharing stories and taking donations in front of the Georgetown Kroger. The store’s unit manager, Timothy Reilly, was proud to host former U.S. servicemen.

Maran, 89 and a member of Congregation Beth Jacob, served in Europe, the Phillipines and Japan during World War II, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. Love, 82 and also a member of Congregation Beth Jacob, served in the Korean War.

The mission of the Jewish War Veterans Post 112 is to serve our country’s veterans, past and present.

Some of the group’s activities include holding regular Bingo games and pizza parties for the veterans of area medical centers and nursing homes, donating funds to the Wounded Veterans of America and the United Service Organization and placing flags on graves on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day.