The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 12, Issue 07
Paul E. Bombardier, Editor
From the Chapter Secretary
Please check page 2 for activities and dues due this month.
Don’t forget to carry one of the new Chapter information pamphlets & KWVA applications with you when you go out.
Wear your Korea Veteran hats and keep an eye out for fellow Vets as possible new members.
Memorial Day Concert May 25th.
On Saturday May 25th, a group of KWVA Chapter 313 members attended the National Memorial Day concert in Washington, DC.
Attending from Chapter were 1st Vice Commander Lew Ewing, Narce Caliva, Brett Osborn and Jack Kronenberger.
A 30-year tradition unlike anything else on television, America’s national night of remembrance takes us back to the real meaning of the holiday. 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Through the eyes of a highly-decorated combat medic who landed in the first wave on Omaha Beach, the concert paid tribute to the heroes who sacrificed and died in service to our nation and the world.
The concert shared the story of two infantrymen who formed a brotherhood while serving in Vietnam and now meet each year at the Wall. A special 50th anniversary commemoration honors the service and sacrifice of veterans of the Vietnam War.
The concert unites the country in remembrance and appreciation of those who gave their lives for our nation and serves those who are grieving through the mission put forward by Abraham Lincoln in his second inaugural address, "Let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan." The concert is broadcast live on PBS as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.