July 2016 Meeting Notice
  • On Tuesday July 19th, 2016, Chapter 189 of the Korean War Veterans Association will hold their monthly meeting at the John Mealy Memorial VFW Post in Port Orange, Florida.
  • Members arriving for lunch can arrive at 12:00 we will be serving Pizza,  Ice Tea, Lemonade and Cookies. A virtual Pizza Party.  This change in menu is necessary as the kitchen at the Post is temporarily closed. The regular KWVA Business Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM. Our speaker for the July Meeting will be Police Chief: Tom Grimaldi of Port Orange. Tom Grimaldi, was most recently the chief of police for Bristol, Connecticut, and was selected in mid-September 2015 from 119 applicants for the job. Grimaldi replaces longtime police chief Gerald Monahan who retired after 16 years as head of the department.  (See KWVA Postcard Notice 7-19-2016 on our Recent Event Page).
  • The Cape Canaveral National Cemetery is now open and accepting in ground burial for caskets and cremated remains.  It is located at 5525 U.S. Highway 1 in Mims, Florida.  Cemetery Administration Office phone is 321-383-2638.  Burial arrangements phone 1-800-535-1117.  The Cemetery is open from dawn to dusk, burials are scheduled between 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM Monday through Friday.
  • As you know several years ago the Chapter 189 put together a wonderful Korean War Display for the Museum in New Smyrna. At that time we only had the museum space for a limited time. We recently received word that we can install, on a semi permanent basis, our Korean War Historical Display of memorabilia, by local veterans, in a Daytona Beach Historical Museum. It appears that space is available to start installation of the display in the museum in the June time frame.  The display will be officially opened to the public in early July.  If you have Korean War memorabilia that you would like to place on loan for the display please contact Robert McGuire or Robert Hawes.
  • As some of you may know last year, as an outreach program, the members of Chapter 189 served coffee and doughnuts at the VA clinic on the last Friday of each months. The program was well received by the Veterans going in early for blood work.  However, we suspended the program as we did not have sufficient volunteers to manage the program each month.  Several months ago we restarted the program and hope to continue it if we can get volunteers.  We currently have three experienced members who have been volunteering for this duty. If we could get three more members to volunteer, we would have three groups of two volunteers each. Under those conditions we could provide service monthly and each volunteer would only have to work once each quarter. The task involves getting to the VA Clinic at about 7:30 AM to help serve the coffee and doughnuts until they are gone, which is usually well before 10:00 AM.  If you are looking for a very satisfying volunteer position for a couple of hours, four times per year, contact Chuck Husbands and we will get you signed up.  The job entails very little effort and it fits a real need serving Veterans at the clinic.  Thanks CRH.
  • During the past several months the Chapter has been presenting the "Tell America" Program to a number of organizations. If you know an organization that might want to learn about the history of the Korean War please contact Bob McGuire at 396.323.6401,and he would be pleased to set up a presentation. We are in the process of preparing a short brochure on the history and impact of the Korean War, to go along with the presentation. We would like to spread the story of the Korean Conflict for all those who may never have heard of it, or its impact on our current global condition.
  • In recent days we have become aware that their are Veterans in our community that have recently died and have not been provided with an opportunity to receive a military ceremony in their memory.  Chapter 189 of the KWVA does not think that this is proper, and have decided to present a small final military ceremony for any Veteran that requests it. If you know of a Veteran that needs a final military ceremony please contact Bob McGuire at 386.323.6401 and we will attempt to get that request fulfilled.  If you know of someone who is sick or in the hospital and would like a visit from a member of the chapter have them contact Bob McGuire or Chuck Husbands and we will try to make a personal visit.