KWVA Home Page
Veterans Day 2020 Activities Announced by VA
KWVA President Visits the National Capital Region
The Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) was very well represented in the Washington, DC area during Veterans Day week as President Jeff Brodeur paid several calls and attended numerous events and meetings in the National Capital Region.
On Monday, he visited the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC) at Quantico, VA. After touring the museum with docent and National Director Col. Rocky Harder, USMC (Ret.) as his guide, Jeff and Rocky were joined by National Director Col. Warren Wiedhahn, USMC (Ret.) and new Public Affairs Coordinator Major Fred (“Flash”) Lash, USMC (Ret.) for lunch at Tun Tavern, the museum’s premiere restaurant. While having lunch, Jeff was introduced to the President of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Maj. Gen James A. Kessler, USMC (Ret.), the museum’s Public Affairs Chief, Gwenn Adams, and the deputy director of the NMMC, Dave Vickers.
The following day, Brodeur was able to visit our wounded warriors and staff at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, MD and present several KWVA challenge coins to those veterans. He also met with Gen. Jim McConville and Lt. Gen Gary Brito, explaining to them the structure of the KWVA and the role that the Korean War veterans play in carrying on many of our proud military traditions and actively supporting our active duty wounded warriors.
During the evening prior to Veterans’ Day, Brodeur visited the Korean War Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, paying his respects to all the members of the Armed Forces of the United States who paid the ultimate sacrifice during their service in the Korean War.
On Veterans Day, Brodeur attended the Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery, representing the KWVA. President and Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary Wilke were present to lay the wreath, along with other representatives of numerous Veterans Service Organizations (VSO). Brodeur reported that “It was raining throughout most of the ceremony and security was very tight.”
Announcing KWVA's 2020 Fundraiser
Deadline has been EXTENDED to November 17
Lend a hand to your association by buying $20 fund-raising tickets. Each $20 ticket gives you a chance to win one of six super prizes:
- First prize is $1,500 in cash
- Second prize is $1,000 in cash
- Third prize is $1,000 in cash
- Fourth prize is $1,000 in cash
- Fifth prize is $500 in cash
- Sixth prize is $500 in cash
Tickets have been mailed to all active Members. If you didn't get the mailout or want to purchase more tickets, IT'S NOT TOO LATE! The Deadline for ticket donations has been EXTENDED to November 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic...
The Drawing will be held at the Membership Office after November 15. Winners will be announced here on the KWVA.us website and in the Graybeards.
The KWVA Fund Raising Committee THANKS YOU for your support!
Read the Sep/Oct issue of The Graybeards HERE
Didn't Get your Graybeards? Moved? Membership Questions? Make a Donation?
CLICK HERE for Info
The members of the Board of Directors and I cordially invite Korea veterans of all eras to join the KWVA so that you can receive the membership benefit of issues of the organization's official magazine, The Graybeards, published six times a year and is occasionally supplemented with newsletters between issues. (Non-Korea veterans are also welcome to join the KWVA as Associate members.)
In our newsletters, and on THIS Website, you will find the most current KWVA news, updates on issues of importance to Korean War veterans, reunion notices, POW/MIA updates, book reviews, veterans' memoirs, and much more.
President, Korean War Veterans Association, Inc.
Advertise With Us in the Graybeards - Click HERE for our Rate Chart