Maryland Korean War Veterans Association Chapter #33
6401 Beckley Street Dundalk, MD 21222
A FORGOTTEN WAR
A FORGOTTEN VICTORY OVER COMMUNISM
1. 23 June 2013 at 2 PM the Hagerstown Chapter #312 will be holding a Dedication Ceremony and Unveiling of their KoreanWar Veterans Memorial in the town of Hagerstown. Chapter 312 is the Antietam Chapter. Commander Reed is asking for members who would like to attend the Memorial Dedication to send an e-mail to him, at email@example.com, or Jack firstname.lastname@example.org. Others may call Charlie at 410-682-5135, or Jack at 410-658-1788. We need to know if there is any interest in attending.
a. Hagerstown is 2 hours away from Baltimore area, arrival time is by 1 - 1:15 PM. Kick off time from the Greater Baltimorearea is 11 AM if we have enough interest. Times quoted are subject to change.
b. First thing is, who is interested, and how many want to go.
c. The time to commit to going is now. Last call for placing your name as going is 13 JUNE, date of the Dept. of MD meeting at Mt. Airy, MD.
2. Presentation of Medals, 60th Anniversary, presented to Korean War Veterans for duty served 1950 - 1953 Korean War period only. Details are being worked on at this time. Involved is Republic of Korea, New York, Virginia and Commander Charlie Reed (Maryland) for arrangements. When all items are ironed out and come together our members will be notified. Hopefully that will be soon.
3. Next important item on the agenda to do, take action, and to follow through with, is to contact all members of Congress in the State of Maryland with the enclosed handout on Bill, H.R. 318. Mail or send it by e-mail to a District office only, not to Washington, D.C. It takes weeks for the letter to reach their office in D.C.
To locate a District office use your phone book and look under U.S. Government listings - Congress. Have a problem, call your local Maryland Representatives Office or County Administrator and they will send you a listing of your Congressional District offices by e-mail or mail. Attached is a copy of a handout in support of the Wall of Remembrance with talking points and background information. Copy it and send the handout to the members of Congress. If you did not receive the attachment, call me.
No excuses for not being involved. We need co-sponsors, lots of co-sponsors. Please do your part and help put members of Congress on the list.
4. Names being read - At the KWV National Memorial on the Mall, 25-26 July - names pre-recorded on to 80-minute CD's - give considerable thought to being a volunteer to stand by the podium and the CD player in shifts to keep the CD's going. The greater the number of volunteers makes the task much easier for the old Veterans paying respect and honor to those who gave all for freedom and without them ever knowing, set a country and a grateful people free.
Come 15 June, the project about the names being read is a go or the project fails. Don't wait until 15 June, sign up NOW. Send me an e-mail or call me, and be an active patriot, cost to sign up is zero. The reward is unforgettable. Duty - honor - and service, a Veteran's Creed.
5. I wrote to Dan Rodricks a couple weeks ago about Memorial Day and the 60th Commemoration July 2013 and he replied to me in a couple of days. He told me that he will be on his radio show, WYPR, station 88.1 FM, in July, doing a Korean War Armistice Anniversary show. He is on weekdays from 12 noon to 2 PM. Tune in to his show.
Do you want to be a Korean War Veteran on his talk show? Call his producers. Do you have a story to tell, call Dan Rodricks' producers now and you may be selected. Be prepared to answer a couple of questions when speaking to a producer and be prepared to answer questions from Dan if you are chosen to appear in one of the segments. Also, catch Dan Rodricks in his column in the Baltimore Sun paper. Don't call or writeDan. Send an e-mail to his producers. They book his guests for his radio show. Producers are Nikki Gamer, WYPR radio, e-mail: email@example.com, and Sean Yoes, firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember the old saying, first come first served. If interested get it together and send an e-mail.
Look forward to seeing you at the Chapter's Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, 27 May 2013, 11 AM at the MD Korean War Veterans Memorial. Members can lend a hand for the preparations. Please be at the Memorial about 10 AM.
NOTE: Next meeting is the 2nd Wednesday of July, 10 July 2013, at 12 noon at the VVA Chapter 451 Hall.
Jack E. Cloman
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