Legion to recognize veterans of ‘forgotten war’

by | Aug 31, 2018

The Chester P. Tuttle American Legion Post 279 will be holding a ceremony to recognize veterans of the Korean War on September 15, 2018.

According to a statement from the Post Vice Commander, Steve Gallant, the Post held ‘Spirit of 45’ in 2015. “We honored 82 WW2 Veterans. Well, the time has come to recognize veterans from the ‘forgotten war’ – Korea.”

On September 15, 2018, at the Chester P. Tuttle Post 279 at 88 Bancroft St. in Auburn, a recognition ceremony will be held for Auburn veterans of the Korean War.

“We have not heard of anyone else doing a celebration for these forgotten war veterans,” said Gallant. “It is our duty at the American Legion to take care of our brothers and sisters in service to our country.”

At the ‘Spirit of 45’ event, the Legion post honored veterans from Auburn and the surrounding area. The Chester P. Tuttle Post is hoping that this event has the same impact.

Because of the number of vets expected, they will be taking reservations. There will have a color guard, military vehicles, music from the period, and exhibits. The Ladies Auxillary will also offer a pin presentation to each Korean War Veteran.

The Post asks that anyone who knows a Korean War Veteran from Auburn is urged to get in touch to reserve a place. The event will be held on Saturday September 15th from 1PM – 4PM.  There is no charge, but donations are gladly accepted.

For reservations, please email: theforgottenwar2018@gmail.com or call: 508-864-2413

Donations can be made to the ‘Chester P Tuttle Post 279’ with ‘Korea’ in the memo of the check.