Local City Islander and New York State commander of the Catholic War Veterans, James Mullarkey installed Bruce Lubkeman of Newburgh Post 386 to the state position of 1st vice commander.
Post Commander James D. Peloso was installed as a state department trustee, and Steven Delgado was presented a “Gold Bar” signifying his affiliation with the National CWV as a member of the National Public Affairs Committee.
Newburgh Post 386 is well known at the national level for having the largest membership in the state, and for its exceptional leadership. In the past two years, more than a few local post members have been recognized for their work and elevated to state and national CWV positions.
The group’s success through the years has been shared with the public through many special programs and deeds, especially involving students. Recent scholarships were presented to Dylan Henjum, a recent graduate of Sacred Heart School, and Isley Gebman, recent graduates of Sacred Heart and Bishop Dunn Schools.
To build a strong organization of Catholic Veterans pledged to the protection of our constitutional form of government and our Church.
To conduct an extensive campaign against all dangers to our established government.
To assist widows, orphans and dependent parents of veterans.
To maintain a legislative lobby in the nation's capital.
To introduce and sponsor veteran's legislation.
To maintain service offices in the Veteran's Administration and advise and assist veterans and their families.
To conduct a National Youth Program.
To encourage social and athletic activities within the community.
These veteran leadership committees are preparing for the fisrt NYC visit of Pope Francis.