Skip to comments.Lawmakers snub official war memorial
Posted on 12/19/2011 8:14:02 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - They served our country during a time of war, but now some Massachusetts veterans say state lawmakers are turning their backs on them.
The Korean War is already known as The Forgotten War.
Local veterans of that war say Beacon Hill is forgetting about the state's official Korean War Veterans Memorial in Charlestown.
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I was at the rededication of the WW II memorial in Malden. 2,000 were there for it. All familiar faces. Many families have five or six relatives on the walls. I was a great day.
forwarded to the Mayor Elect of Malden.
The last line is inaccurate. Malden received a $50,000 on time grant for the restoration.
When I was a youngster of about 15 and full of myself I once made a comment to a great uncle who served in Korea that it wasn’t officially a war because it had never been declared as such and was “only” a police action of the UN.
My dad rightfully ripped me a new one.
I’ve always felt that my great uncle never quite looked at me the same after that. I regret to this day never being able to tell him I was sorry for that before he passed.
Get up on that troopship, Soldier. Your country needs you to fight in Korea.
My Dad missed out on some VA benefits because he refused to fill out the form asking how much money he made (he didn’t make much after he retired). He’d call the VA and say,”Nobody asked me how damn much money I made when I got on the troopship for Korea. They didn’t sort us by bank accounts....we all went.”
Knowing my Dad, he’s probably trying to tell MacArthur how he could have done it better.
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