The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
When preparing these comments in mid -February I mentioned in felt like spring, now in mid- March it feels like winter again.
Historians recorded after WW 1 how the world seemed upside down, they need to take a look at today.
Because some very important events are rapidly approaching, I use this column at this time to place some emphasis on good attendance and the benefits you may derive from them.
First is the upcoming April meeting. We have invited members from Hagerstown, Md. Chapter 312 and Frederick, Md. Chapter 142 as guests. It appears that approximately fifteen members from these chapters plan to attend. "Peachie" DeHaven and Herb Taylor have arranged with the ladies at the Legion to provide an expanded lunch, and the cost will be the same as usual.
Also Josh Morimoto has arranged for James Fisher, KWVA’s Executive Director, to speak. Obviously this is a wonderful opportunity to meet and socialize with new friends and fellow vets and to be informed on KWVA National events. Don’t miss it.
Then at the May 9 monthly meeting Josh has arranged for Col William Weber, head of the Korean War Veterans Foundation to speak on the Wall of Remembrance project.
Again this will be an opportunity to learn about this magnificent project and the fundraising efforts underway to secure funds for the project. Another one that you should not miss.
Also, Dick Boxwell will have a shorter recruiting period for this year’s first fundraising event. So please be prepared to sign up for the April 21st and 22nd event. No one can miss this one!
Finally the four parades scheduled for this year, starting with the Apple Blossom’s Firemen’s Parade. These events not only promote our Chapter but also (in my view) is another “Tell America” effort before the greater public.
Happy Anniversary Chapter #313.
Ten years ago, April 13, 2008. KWVA President Louis Dechert presents Chapter #313 Charter to Commander Bill Scott as Lew Ewing and Lou Ebert look on.
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