May Brill

May Brill, Cherry Hill
2024 Camden County MLK Freedom Medal Winner

May Brill is a 99-year-old WWII Navy Veteran who has spent most of her life giving back and sharing the importance of women veterans. In 2019 she co-founded with other female veterans “women veterans are not invisible” where she produced military hats designed specifically for women and encourages them to wear the hats and to take great pride in their service.  As the chairman of New Jersey’s Women in the Military, she works diligently to address the problems women have been facing in the military for decades.  Brill is an activist for Veteran’s rights.  She is one of the chairpersons of the Veterans Memorial home in Vineland, NJ.  She is honorary commander of the Jewish War Veterans post 126 & honorary commander for the Jewish War Veterans for the state of New Jersey. Outside of her veterans work she has organized the knitting of thousands of hats for newborns in Israel and Camden County.  A baby hat can save a baby’s life.  She can be seen many days being active at the
Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill.