Veterans from World War II and the Korean War returned to their communities holding their pain and sorrow inside, yet they managed to set high standards for the rest of us.
On Sept. 5, the Robert L. Johnson VFW Post 771 of Springfield and the White River VFW Post 2571 are hosting a World War II and Korean War Veterans Reunion Day. The posts are inviting veterans statewide from Vermont and New Hampshire from the 1940-1953 generation. The posts hope to draw largely from veterans in Windsor and Rutland counties and beyond.
The day will include food, entertainment, guest speakers and story-takers to collect any experiences the veterans will share.
Entertainment will include an accordion player and audio records devoted to music of that era.
In preparing for this event, volunteers are collecting period items and pictures to be displayed. In addition, two masseuses have volunteered their services. Organizers are striving to make this a day of appreciation for local veterans.
If you are a veteran of either of these eras, this day is set aside for you. Let the VFW community thank you properly for your service to country.
Questions should be addressed to Cathe DeMarco, committee chairwoman, Vito DeMarco at 802-885-3974, or e-mail email@example.com, Cindy Osuna at 603-477-1661, or Mary Bowman at 802-885-3810.