The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Spring brings many opportunities to grow as a person, with the changing of the seasons, new growth happens. The same thing can happen with us, if we let it. This chapter has numerous opportunities to grow not only individually, but collective as a chapter.
There is fund raising for the chapter on April 12th and 13th, and if you’ve never participated in this activity, you’ve missed out on an opportunity to be recognized for what you and your comrades have done. It is amazing the number of people that thank us for our service and contribute financially to the chapter. We need a total of 20 individuals to fill all of the slots, so mark your calendars and sign the sign-up sheet.
The month of May starts out to be a very busy month. On Thursday, May 2nd, a group of us will travel to the Mercer Middle school in Aldie, VA and participate in their Veterans “Living History” Day. We will talk to 4 different groups of seventh graders, discussing the war and our participation in it. For those of us who have participated in the past, we are continually amazed at the reception we receive, not only from the faculty, but especially the students. On Friday, May 3rd, we will take part in the Fireman’s Parade, sign-up sheet will be at the meeting. We’ll have as guests the Brig Gen Pyo and his wife, and possibly Lt. Col. Park and his wife.
Gary Fletcher is working on arranging transportation using a trailer instead of a truck, making it easier for each of us to do the parade. I have had several individuals tell me how they look forward to seeing our chapter in the blue coats. This is an excellent way to get our name out to the public, so please give it your consideration and do the parade.