The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
September Meeting Program
We were pleased to have with us at our September 13th Chapter meeting,three rep resentatives for the Honor Flight -Top of Virginia program to tell us about their efforts to provide opportunities for our local WW II and Korean veterans to go to Washington, DC to visit our memorials. The Honor Flight program is fully funded through contributions from Corporations and individuals to honor our veterans who would not have been able to see the memorials otherwise.
We met our speakers at the Mission Bar-8-Q restaurant in August when a group of our members attended their Veterans Appreciation pro- gram.
The speakers, Dan Fines and Dianne Klopp, who are the Co-Founders and Co-Presidents for the local group, informed us that they have scheduled an Honor Flight (Bus) trip to Washington on October 15th that will be composed primarily of WW II veterans although they have reserved seats on the bus for five (5) Korean War Veterans and companions on a first-come first-served basis. They emphasized the fact that this is not the only trip they are planning. They are scheduling a second trip next spring and another next fall.
Anyone interested in participating in any of these Honor Flight trips to Washington, please contact Dianne Klopp at 571-213-0048 (office) or 540-305-6563 (cell) or you can reach her by email at email@example.com .
This is a great opportunity for any of our members who have not seen these unbelievable memorials to participate in an all expenses paid trip to Washington, DC.
FROM THE CHAPLAIN
Rev. Raleigh Watson
"Bud" Robertson is not as mobile as he'd like to be, due to being on oxy gen full time now. He cannot get to our meet ings very easily, so - if he cannot come to us-I hope some of you will visit him at his home in Shawneeland. Call him first to make sure it is convenient
and to get directions. James Berry has had some serious "ups" and "downs" lately as he was hospitalized fighting pneumonia. Fortunately, the antibiotics took hold and he is off the oxygen and is now feeling much better and he is back home with his dau ghter. As always, he would appreciate a phone call - his cell: (540) 533-2000.
Also, Paul Campbell is recuperating following a fall where he broke one of his elbows.
Others who would appreciate a phone call are: Millard Pippin 540-667-1876
Charles Boyce 304-263-0811
Bud Robertson 540-877-9132
Don Jones 540-869-1958
Honor Flight representatives, Susie Fines, Dan Fines and Dianne Klopp