70 years ago, on June 25, 1950, the Korean War began. More than two million Veterans served in places like Pork Chop Hill and the Chosin Reservoir. More than 36,000 gave their lives, over 100,000 were wounded and more than 7,000 were captured. Today, South Korea is a thriving society. We honor the brave men and women Veterans who served our nation. Visit the U.S. Army Center of Military History’s Korean War 70th Commemorative website at https://history.army.mil/…/bo…/resmat/korea/intro/index.html
Today on Father’s Day, we want to acknowledge all of the fathers and all those who are paternal to someone important in their lives- those who are with us and those who are not. You have helped us build upon our dreams to make them into a reality. Love is not biological and it does not fade.
This year on June 14 we are celebrate Flag Day and the 245th Birthday of the U.S. Army. With the coronavirus pandemic celebrating any event has become challenging. Minnesota DAV Chapter 39 members Ken Plant and Lisa Miller creatively made the final presentation of an embroidered blanket to honor the only military resident of Landings of Blaine, Louie Andrade. Presentations of the blankets has been an ongoing campaign started by Miller last year to honor the military service of veterans living in nursing homes throughout MN Chapter 39’s five-plus county area. Andrade served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1949. The presentation was made with the use of a cell phone while displaying his blanket through his window. Andrade’s blanket presentation was even more meaningful to him as he has been in isolation since March as he receives weekly dialysis. Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army and Old Glory and “thank you for your service Louie.” #100ActsOfHonor #ArmyBirthday #FlagDay
MN DAV Chapter 39’s June 11 meeting has been cancelled. The DAV Minnesota State Convention has also been cancelled. Chapter clothing drive have been put on hold and the collection bins have been pulled. The 2020 Golf Tournament has also been cancelled. County Market June bagging fund raiser is also cancelled. The MN Chapter and Auxiliary Unit 39 Picnic on August 15 is pending. We are hoping the Chapter and Unit will be able to meet on August 13. If so, Chapter elections will be held at that time. We are still making masks for Veteran hospitals here in Minnesota. Stay safe and stay informed with Coronavirus news from MN and the VA at https://mn.gov/covid19/ and https://www.minneapolis.va.gov/