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Korean War Honor Flight

HELP Adult Services is thrilled to be able to participate in this year’s Korean War Honor Flight, on March 25th 2014. Korean War Veterans WC (1)

On June 25th of 1950 the Korean War began after some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean people’s army poured across the 38th parallel.
“If the best minds in the world had set out to find us the worst possible location in the world to fight this damnable war,” U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson (1893-1971) once said, “the unanimous choice would have been Korea.”

Almost 40,000 Americans lost their lives and over 100,000 were wounded, the rate of civilian casualties was higher than both World War II’s and Vietnam’s.  The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. commemorates the sacrifices of the 5.8 million Americans who served in the Korean War Veterans WC (3)U.S. armed services during the three-year period of the Korean War.

Unfortunately, many veterans who had served and are commemorated on the Korean War Veterans Memorial have never seen the memorial first hand due to health or financial reasons.

In 2005, the Honor Flight Network was established. Their mission is to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifice.

On March 25th, 2014 the Honor Flight Network will be boarding hundreds of veterans here in Nebraska and flying them out to the memorial in Washington D.C.  We, at HELP Adult Services, recognize the demand for the services provided by the Honor Flight Network and will be contributing to the event by donating wheelchairs and walkers, ensuring the veterans have a safe trip. Stay tuned for updates on the success of this event…

 

Source:                          http://www.history.com/topics/korean-war;
http://www.koreanwarvetsmemorial.org/memorial?from=national;                          http://www.omaha.com/article/20131108/NEWS/131108724/1694#d-c-trip-for-korean-war-vets-gets-additional-200k-donation

 

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