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Korean War Vets Invited to Appreciation Lunch

Local Korean Americans have been hosting Monday's luncheon for the past 25 years to thank American veterans for their sacrifice during the Korean War.

Calling Korean War Veterans throughout Santa Clara County!

The 25th anniversary of a special thank-you luncheon for you is Monday, started by the local Korean-American community, in honor of the veterans who fought to Korea from communists 60 years ago.

The Korean American Senior Citizens League of Santa Clara County is sponsoring the 25th annual appreciation luncheon from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday at the , 1201 Montague Expressway, in Milpitas. (See map below)

All American veterans who fought in the Korean War, from June 30, 1950 to July 27, 1953 are invited to attend. The veterans will receive a plaque from the group. There will be entertainment, as well.

Each year the group raises money from those who would like to help sponsor the luncheon. A couple of years ago, in the depth of the recession, the blog Mygripe An Thing described how "a small army of elderly Koreans knocks on the doors of Silicon Valley noodle houses, doctors’ offices and Asian markets looking to drum up some cash ... not not for their community ... but to thank American veterans" and how difficult it was getting. It quoted veterans who attended.

But they've persevered. In 2010 it was held at the Sunnyvale Community Center, and last year at the New Vision Church in Milpitas. The senior citizens league asked interested donors to make a check payable to Korean American Senior Citizens League of Santa Clara County and mail to 3707 Williams Road, San Jose, CA 95117

For more information, call Sook Sasaki at 408-247-0605, Monday through Friday, between 9:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

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Richard Bixler June 27, 2012 at 01:55 AM
I drove two korean war veterans to the new vision church for the Korean War Vets Appreciation Lunch which marked the 62nd anniversary of the north korean invasion of south korea. A lot of photographers took a lot of pictures. Are this pictures available to see or for sale. These two gentlemen really appreciated the ceremony. We would like to make a DVD with some of the pictures taken. Sincerley, Richard Bixler richbixler@sbcglobal.net

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