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News August 7, 2018  RSS feed

Korean veterans honored on Armistice anniversary


Korean Veterans enjoying lunch at the luncheon honoring their service. (L-R) Alva Cunningham, Dan Raney, and Barney Serbus. VVA and AVVA members David Shirey, Robert Whiteley and Linda Whiteley are enjoying lunch in the background. 
Contributed photo Korean Veterans enjoying lunch at the luncheon honoring their service. (L-R) Alva Cunningham, Dan Raney, and Barney Serbus. VVA and AVVA members David Shirey, Robert Whiteley and Linda Whiteley are enjoying lunch in the background. Contributed photo Friday, July 27th was the 65th anniversary of the sighing of the Armistice that ended the hostilities of the Korean War. Twelve veterans of that war from the East Texas area were honored during a luncheon commemorating their service. The luncheon is an annual project of the Palestine chapters of the Associates of the Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA), Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), and Disabled American Veterans (DAV). This year the VVA and AVVA Dogwood Chapter 991 hosted the event, which was held in the DAV/VVA Hall on Gardner Drive in Palestine. The veterans came from Palestine, Elkhart, Buffalo, and Fairfield. After the opening ceremonies, they were treated to a meal of Salisbury Steak, salad, vegetables, and deserts which was prepared by the AVVA. The event’s guest speaker was former Palestine City Councilman, and former Deputy Commander of the East Texas Patriot Guard Riders, Mr. Doug Smith. Ms. Donita Wiggins and Ms. Jamie Fizer from Kindred Hospice and Home Health Care honored each individual veteran with a Certificate of Appreciation and a lapel pin. AVVA member Sherry Hester provided a special medley of official songs of all of our military branches. The AVVA and Kindred Hospice were assisted throughout the event by Girl Scouts from Troop 7054. The following pictures are from the luncheon.



Korean Veteran Kenneth Flowers is receiving a lapel pin honoring his service from Girl Scouts Jackelyn Hutcherson and Candice Springer. Ms. Jamie Fizer from Kindred Home Health Care presented Flowers with his Certificate of Appreciation. 
Contributed photo Korean Veteran Kenneth Flowers is receiving a lapel pin honoring his service from Girl Scouts Jackelyn Hutcherson and Candice Springer. Ms. Jamie Fizer from Kindred Home Health Care presented Flowers with his Certificate of Appreciation. Contributed photo

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