Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Help Sought From Korean War Era Veterans and Families

In preparation for a program to honor Korean War Era veterans at Edison State Community College, the program coordinator, Dr. Vivian Blevins, is seeking the help of the community in two ways.

First, Blevins is requesting photos of those from the Miami Valley who were in all branches of the service during the period for a unique display on November 10. The photos may be scanned and sent as attachments to Blevins' email address at the college. The prints may also be mailed to Blevins at the college, and she will scan them and promptly return the originals to the senders.

Because both Korean War Era veterans and their spouses/widows will be recognized at the program, names, addresses, and telephone numbers are being requested so that invitations and information may be mailed.

The program on November 10 will begin with lunch at 11:45 a.m. provided by the Piqua VFW Post 4874. The Piqua Community Foundation is providing expenses for the remainder of the program. There will be music, a speaker, a panel of three Korean War veterans discussing their experiences, displays, and tokens of appreciation for veterans and their spouses as well as for widows, and a flag retirement ceremony.

Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend this program to honor those in the military during what has been termed "the Forgotten War."

For more information, contact Vivian Blevins by emailing or calling (937) 778-3815. Photographs may be mailed to the college with attention to Vivian Blevins at 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua, OH 45356.

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