The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 12, Issue 08
Paul E. Bombardier, Editor
Korean Baptist Church Program.
On Saturday, June 22nd, The Sanctuary of the Bethel Korean Baptist Church in Dale City, Virginia was the scene of great joy, thankfulness, and outstanding talent. We were welcomed by Rev. Sang Rae Cho, Minister of the Bethel Korean Baptist Church. There were a total of 17 Korean veterans who were honored by the hosts of the banquet.
In attendance were a number of citizens from Korea, including Ok Ran Lee (Director of Gamrin Prayer House) and Rev. In Cheol Baek (Andong Hansarang Church.) Guests were honored by receiving many gifts, including medals, Traditional Hanbuk dresses for the ladies and suitable Korean men’s attire for the veterans.
The banquet was a feast that covered 4 tables, with many of the selections laid out in colorful arrangements. The food was excellent and enjoyed by all.
We were entertained by outstanding musicians including Min Sang Kim, counter tenor, and dancers, with two Taekwondo performers showing their skills. Needless to say, our hosts gave it their all in showing their appreciation for the sacrifices of the veterans from this country with many Korean ministers commenting on their thanks to the veterans.
Members from Chapter # 313 and their wives included; Lew and Mary Jane Ewing; Rodney and Ellen Cowley; Jack and Faye Keep; Lawrence and Elsa McNealy; Ed and Sandy Hill; Gary Fletcher; Gerald Lunt; and David Clark.