CHAPTER CHATTER

The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 11, Issue 12
Paul E. Bombardier,  Editor
December, 2018

Veterans Day Celebration

 

On Sunday, November 11th, the following attended the Veterans Day Celebration at Arlington Cemetery: Herb Taylor, John Kronenberger, Steve Culbert, Dick Ewing, Jack Keep, Narce Caliva, Ray and Bettye Ewing, David Clark and special guest Edie Mc Goff, retired Lt Col USAF. 

Procession of flags was as usual awe inspiring.  Featured speaker was The Honorable Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, whose speech was outstanding and enjoyed by all.  Music was provided by the President’s Own, United States Marine Band.

After the celebration, we got on the bus and traveled to a Mission BBQ in Alexandria, where we were honored with a free luncheon (enjoyed by all.)  Again by bus went to the Korean War Memorial for a 4 p. m. wreath laying celebration.  With others, placed a single white rose on the name of a country that participated in the Korean War with us. 

The Ceremony was short, ending around 4:30 p. m.  Got back on the bus around 5 p. m. and returned to Winchester at 6:25 p.m.  Weather was great, and the day was enjoyed by all.  If you’ve not attended one of these celebrations, please give considera-tion to doing so in the future.

(Article provided by David Clark).

Culpeper Korean Church Visit.

Our Chapter was invited to attend a Korean War Recognition celebration at the Culpeper Korean Church.  We were represented by David and Beverly Clark, Lewis and Mary Jane Ewing, Steve Culbert and Roxanne Barlow.

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The celebration was most meaningful and extremely well done.  There were musical selections by a Korean Church choir and an outstanding soprano soloist.  Also, there was  pre-celebration music and music during the dinner was provided by a string duet.  Several speakers spoke of the effect of our participation in the conflict and were profuse in their appreciation.  There was quite a crowd attending, and there were also, two other Korean veterans included.  The food was outstanding and plentiful, but the one thing that stands out in the entire evening, was how much they appreciated our work in the war.  We’ll be invited to attend again next year, and I strongly urge that you give great consideration to participating.

(Photo Lew Ewing, article by Dave Clark).