April 2014 Meeting Notice

  • Over the past several weeks two major events were held to honor Veterans in our area.  The first was the "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans" held at the John E. Mealy Memorial VFW Post 3282 in Port Orange on March 29th.  Although the gathering was designed to provide a welcome homecoming for the Vietnam era veterans, a large number of Veterans from many conflicts showed up to pay respect.  Although I do not know what the official attendance was it ran to several hundred.  It was a wonderful celebration complete with a parade, and the organization and program was outstanding.  The rain held off until after the ceremonies were completed and there was food, drink, and comradeship in abundance for the rest of the afternoon. 

     On April 5th the members of the VFW Post in New Smyrna held a Korean War Get Together to honor the Veterans of the
     Forgotten   War. The New Smyrna Post went out of its way to throw a wonderful gathering.  Again I  have no way of knowing how      many Veterans and their wifes showed up but there were over 150. The party was held in the their tent behind the Post and was          extremely well organized. Again the food and drink was plentiful  and everyone had a fantastic time.

     In both of these events it was Veterans honoring Veterans and they could not have done a better job.  I hope everyone in the          Chapter had a chance to attend one or both of these events.  This is what it is all about.

  • It is never too early to pay your 2014 dues - If you have not participated yet please send your check for $10 to KWVA, POB 214005, South Daytona 32121.  Stay connected send your e-mail to KWVA189@earthlink.net, or see Bob Hawes in person at the March 18th meeting.
  • During the past several months the Chapter has looking for venues to present the "Tell America." We still have an invitation from the Navy ROTC Program at Embry-Riddle that we need to complete.  If you know an organization that might want to learn about the history of the Korean War please contact Bob McGuire and he will be pleased to set up a presentation.