The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
If you need to see what our efforts during the Korean conflict produced, for one thing, all you have to do is see on the internet the difference at night between South and North Korea.
South Korea is ablaze from one end to the other, where North Korea has one blob of light which is their capital. Another way is how the Korean Government and their people continually show their gratitude and thankfulness.
Just recently, Brig General Pyo requested the names of all of our veterans who are house bound, so he could send all of them flowers. The Korean Embassy provides transportation for us to attend events in our Nation’s Capital, invites us to receptions and
other events where we are recognized for our part in the Korean War. If we ever need support, whether it be financial or something else, all we need to do is to contact Lt. Col. Park and he arranges for the help.
How many times have you been thanked by the average Korean citizen? It is amazing when we participate in the Memorial Day parade in D. C., when our truck is stopped the number of times Koreans will come and offer their hand of friendship and thankfulness.
This chapter is recognized as one of the top chapters of the KWVA, and we need to continue to be involved in the events in D. C. Our first opportunity is Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day, then June 25th for the start of the war, July 27th, commemorating the signing of the Armistice, and finally November 11th, Veteran’s Day.
I, strongly encourage each of you to give great thought on being part of these events, upholding our chapter vital part in these events.