For The Vista
The first luncheon of the new year honoring World War II veterans will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday, Feb. 28 at Shoney’s Restaurant in Crossville.
These gatherings began almost two years ago, and all have been well attended. Organizers are hopeful many World War II veterans, including those who have not attended a previous luncheon, will attend.
More than 100 veterans of World War II, representing all military branches of service, reside in Cumberland County. Those interested in joining their fellow servicemen and women to honor the sacrifices made during one of the world’s deadliest wars are requested to contact hosts Bill and Nancy Oehlecker at 788-6222 to register for the luncheon.
As always, space is limited, so please call as soon as possible.
The program will include a guest speaker and many door prizes donated by local businesses. Veterans are encouraged to contact fellow veteran friends and invite them to the luncheon. Readers who are acquainted with World War II veterans are requested to make them aware of the February 28 event.
Korean Vets meeting
In that their January meeting was cancelled, the Korean veterans are setting Wednesday, Feb. 12, as a busy day/meeting. Uniforms are preferred if you have them, but Cmdr Bob Johnston is hoping for a great turnout to make up for the January “downer”!
The meeting will commence at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Dr. For questions or driving directions, contact Cmdr Johnston at 931-484-8798.
Don Eliason, our Founder and a great member, will make a short address to the Chapter as he and his wife, Vera, prepare to leave the area.
Secondly, for those who have not received their KOREA REBORN BOOKS, there a few remaining and may be picked up. The book chronicles KOREA, A Grateful Nation, during the war in the 1950’s to today’s nation as the 7th largest economy in the world.
Next, they will give some attention to the Scholarship Committee, those serving on it, and the process of giving three $l,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in the Cumberland County school system.
The group will be firming up a chairman and solliciting volunteers for the sale in early spring.
Per usual, the more participation, the more production, therefore, Cmdr Bob is expecting each member to work at least one shift of four hours.
The KWVA has come to be known as the sharpest unit in Cumberland County and we hope to continue to claim that edict!