CHAPTER CHATTER

The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 10, Issue 11
Paul E. Bombardier,  Editor
November, 2017

Nov 11th Veterans Day Event in DC.

The Korean War Veterans Association has been invited to co-host the annual Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington Cemetery on Nov. 11, 2017.

  With this honor comes the responsibility of providing activities in support of this event.

Hundreds of Korean War and Korea Defense Veterans, from across the country, will be in attendance. For many, it will be their first visit to Arlington National Cemetery or even to visit their Korean War Memorial.

A bus will be provided by the Embassy and will leave the Walmart parking lot on Rt 522 south and Tasker Road at 6:30 am. Event will include Vice-President Michael Pence speaking at the Arlington Cemetery amphitheater at 9:00 am, followed by a luncheon for veterans at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial museum. Then at 4:00 pm  there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Korea War Memorial after which the bus will return the members to Winchester. The latest word was that Josh Morimoto still had five spaces on the bus. Contact Josh for more information.

CONDOLENCES R.I.P.

JANET N. KNICELY   

Janet Newlin Knicely, 87, died Sunday Sept 24, 2017 surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter in Winchester. Janet was preceded in death by her first husband Leonard S. Newlin, and by her second husband Dr. Courtney Grim.

Janet is survived by her husband, KWVA Chapter 313 Life member James S. Knicely Jr, and her three children, Scott & David Newlin, and her daughter Cathy Newlin Schiffler plus three step-children, Vickie Grim, Peter and William Knicely and many grand-children & great grand-children. Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to James and the family in this time of sorrow.

A Memorial service for Janet was held on Friday Sept 29th at the First Christian Church on Merriman’s Lane in Winchester.