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Ceremony to highlight Korean War's end.


The Korean War Veterans ≈The last U.S. Korean War veteran on active duty was Lt.Col Don Byers, US Army, who retired in 1992
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 Association of Central Massachusetts will conduct a ceremony that will highlight the 54th anniversary of the end of the Korean War Korean War, conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into Soviet (North Korean) and U.S. (South Korean) zones of occupation. . This event will be held at noon Friday at the Korean War Memorial on Foster Street in Worcester.

For more information, call Jim McDonald Jim McDonald can refer to:
  • Jim McDonald (American football), USA (Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee)
  • Jim McDonald (baseball player) (born 1927), a major league baseball pitcher
  • Jim McDonald (basketball), former college player and coach
 (800) 343-0939, ext.234.

On Oct. 20, there will be a dedication of the Korean War Memorial, including an 8-foot bronze statue of an American GI and a 4-1/2-foot statue of Korean boy. The statues will represent the relationship between the Korean orphans saved during the war by the GIs.

The American Family Link, along with the city of Leominster, surrounding communities and veterans organizations, will be sending comfort boxes to U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Donations can be made before Thursday at Leominster City Hall, 25 West St., Leominster. At 7 p.m. Thursday, the comfort boxes will be assembled at the Leominster Veterans Center, 100 West St., Leominster. Volunteers are welcome to help prepare the boxes.

Some items of particular interest to the troops are waterproof sunscreen sunscreen /sun·screen/ (-skren) a substance applied to the skin to protect it from the effects of the sun's rays.

, hand wipes, lip balm balm, name for any balsam resin and for several plants, e.g., the bee balm.

Any of several fragrant herbs of the mint family, particularly Melissa officinalis (balm gentle, or lemon balm), cultivated in temperate climates for its fragrant
, beef jerky, powdered drink mixes, fruit snacks, hard candies, Q-tips, large zip-lock bags, raisins, mixed nuts, peanut butter crackers, tuna fish (in envelopes), cereal bars, sunflower seeds and white socks. Donations will also be accepted on Thursday. Items not accepted include gift-wrapped items (may cause security issues), chocolate (will melt) and baked goods (may spoil).

For more information about this event, call Richard N. Voutour at (978) 534-7538.

The medical van owned by Veterans Hospice Homestead of Fitchburg will stop at three locations this week:

Thursday: Knights of Columbus Knights of Columbus, American Roman Catholic society for men, founded (1882) at New Haven, Conn. (where its headquarters are still located), by Father Michael J. McGivney. , 110 S. Main St., Gardner, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday: Quinsigamond Village Community Center, 16 Greenwood St., Worcester, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Chester P. Tuttle American Legion American Legion, national association of male and female war veterans, founded (1919) in Paris. Membership is open to veterans of World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.  Post 279, 88 Bancroft St., Auburn, noon to 3 p.m.

A nurse will conduct health screenings, including cholesterol and blood glucose levels blood glucose level,
n level of glu-cose in the bloodstream, normally about 70 to 115 mg/dL after fasting overnight. Higher levels may indicate diseases such as diabetes mellitus.
 and hypertension testing, and answer medical questions for veterans enrolled in the VA health care system.

The Veterans Notes column is compiled each week by Sarah E. Sierra of the Telegram & Gazette staff. To submit news items, send e-mail to or call the T&G City Desk at (508) 793-9245.
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