Howard Spanier is a founder and Vice President of the Silver State Veteran Assistance Foundation . He serves as Senior Vice Commander of the Jewish War Veterans Post 65, and as 2 time chairman of the Poppy Drives, the Post’s primary source for raising funds used to support veteran’s needs. Mr. Spanier also serves as commander of the Solera Veterans & First Responders Club, and is a volunteer at the Nevada Southern Nevada State Veterans Home. He is a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Army for 3 years, serving in Vietnam from 1998-99. Prior to his retirement, he owned a retail business for 22 years.