Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Thank You to Korean War Veterans


Lee Rubenstein and County Commissioner Donna Fiala Photos by Frank Steiger

Lee Rubenstein and County Commissioner Donna Fiala Photos by Frank Steiger

On the 11th hour, on the eleventh day and the eleventh month, Marco Island residents came together at Veterans Community Park to honor the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.

On this day, the Korean War-era veterans were the special honorees. The message was loud and clear – to all the men and women who served in the Korean War, we thank you and we celebrate your service to your country.

Bill Duncan, a Vietnam combat veteran and a chaplain for American Legion # 404, referred to Korean War veterans as “a very unique group of veterans that have somewhat been largely ignored in history. They served in a forgotten war, a war that was called a ‘conflict,’ a ‘peace action’ and a ‘United Nations security action.’ But for those who served, it is remembered as ‘The Korean War.’”

Cub Scouts from Pack 234 salute, as Susan Doyle sings the “Star Spangled Banner.”

Cub Scouts from Pack 234 salute, as Susan Doyle sings the “Star Spangled Banner.”

Let us never forget that from June 1950 to July 1953, 33,686 Americans were killed in action, another 2,500 from non-hostile incidents, and over 100,000 wounded, so that South Korea can live in peace and freedom.

 

 

The Color Guard, representing four branches of the military, led by U.S. Marine veteran Doug Bartlett, commander of the Marco Island Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The Color Guard, representing four branches of the military, led by U.S. Marine veteran Doug Bartlett, commander of the Marco Island Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) (center) and Donna Fiala (right)

Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) (center) and Donna Fiala (right)

Marco Island City Councilor Charlette Roman and Fire Chief Mike Murphy

Marco Island City Councilor Charlette Roman and Fire Chief Mike Murphy

 

 

The Marco Island Police Department Honor Guard

The Marco Island Police Department Honor Guard

 

 

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