King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski asked me to get in touch with you to invite you to an upcoming event at the King County Council recognizing the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. On Monday, July 22nd, we will be hosting a brief reception at 1pm at the King County Courthouse followed by a formal recognition at the Council’s general meeting at 1:30. All friends, family, and veterans are welcome to attend!
Since 1975 the KVA, (Korea Veterans Association – Seoul) has hosted Korean War Veterans and their families by providing Free Hotel accommodations, bus tours of Seoul, Inchon and the DMZ, and all meals in Korea. The Land of Morning Calm remembers and sincerely appreciates all veterans who fought and sacrificed in securing freedom and democracy for the Republic of Korea. After selling out all three revisits in 2011, the Korean government is continuing to discount the veterans & family members/companion airfare for the 60th Anniversaries in 2013.
There will be major ceremonies throughout 2013 commemorating the important battles and campaigns of 1952. Demand was great in 2010, 2011 & 2012 with 10 sold out Revisits for 1000+ participants! Consequently, if you have NOT sent in your registrations, with deposit, you must do so ASAP to be considered for 2013. “First come, First served”, is the KWVA policy and there will be no deviations. All the registration information can be found on the KWVA web site, www.kwva.org or at www.miltours.com. It can also be found in the official KWVA publication “The Graybeards”. After checking these sites, and if you have additional questions, please call 800-722-9501 or 703-590-1295. You can also Email to the Revisit Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, to request a brochure or Click here to see the 2013 Brochure (PDF File).
The eligibility remains the same, and can be seen on the above web sites.
A Requiem Mass will be held for (former First Lt.) Joe Butzerin at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 10:30 am on Monday, July 11th. Starting Friday, July 8, at noon, Joe will be in repose at the Butzerin home at 4903 SW Hill Street, where visitors will be welcome at any time. A wake will be held on Saturday at 7:00 pm.
Originally posted on the West Seattle Blog