November 2016 Meeting Notice
  • On Tuesday November 15th, 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 a light lunch (Baked Lasagna, Bread Sticks, Salad,  Ice Tea, Coffe and Desert). The cost of lunch will be $6.00 and it will served at your table. The KWVA Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM. Our speaker for the October Meeting will be Lt. General Michael Dunn. The Program will be Salute to Our Veterans. We will have a ceremony in which Four of our Chapter 189 Veterans will receive honors.  Dr. Norton Christenson, music Director, Florida State College will open the event singing the National Anthem.  Singer Gwendolyn Redman will provide entertainment. Click here to see entire program (See KWVA Postcard Notice 11-15-2016 on our Recent Event Page).
  • Our Christmas prty will be held on December 20th at the Roost Restaurant at Crane Lkes on Taylor Road west of Williamson Blvd in Port Orange.  Cost is $15 per person and we must have payment in advance to give a head count.  Pay at the meeting or send check to POB 214005, South Daytona FL, 32121.
  • 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.
  • On Saturday October 29, 2016 at 10 AM there willbe a reception and panel discussion of Korean War Veterans at the Halifax Historical Society Museum on Beach Street.  All are encouraged to attend. 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 install, on a semi permanent basis, our Korean War Historical Display of memorabilia in a Daytona Beach Historical Museum. The display was officially opened to the public on 6 August 2016.  If you have Korean War memorabilia that you would like to place on loan for the display, or would like to have any question about 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.  This is a wonderful outreach program for our chapter and we are always looking for volunteers. 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.