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By Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published July 20, 2003

July 24

Hernando: VFW 4252 - 10 a.m., ceremony includes lowering flag to half-mast, music, firing of weapons by post Honor Guard and prayer by post chaplain, post home, State Road 200. Call Robert Prive, (352) 726-3339.

July 25

Floral City: VFW Post 7122 - 11 a.m., commemorative ceremony honoring Korean War veterans and their families, post home, 8206 S Florida Ave. Call (352) 637-0100.

July 26

Inverness: Korean War Veterans Association Post 192 - 9 a.m., memorial dedication to honor Korean War veterans, KIAs, WIAs, MIAs and POWs at Old Courthouse, downtown. Call Jerry Stamberger, (352) 746-3064 or (352) 344-2656

Holiday: VFW Post 10167 - 11 a.m., service commemorating the end of the Korean War, post home, 4619 Bartelt Road. Call (727) 938-5977.

Inverness: VFW Post 4337 - 11 a.m., ceremony and cookout, post home, 906 E State Road 44. Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite awards Citrus County Korean War veterans with medals, other dignitaries, former Korean War POW. Free cookout for attendees after the ceremony. Call Victor Houston, VFW 4337 commander, (352) 726-3464; Jerry Stamberger, KWVA Post 192 president, (352) 746-3064.

St. Petersburg: VFW Sunshine Post 6827 - 2:30 p.m., Korean War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Proclamation presented by the city of St. Petersburg, post home, 4145 34th St. N. Call (727) 525-7370.

July 27

St. Petersburg: AMVETS Post 7467 - 11 a.m., flag raising and cookout, post home, 4200 62nd Ave. N. Call (727) 522-6020.

Pinellas Park: Korean War Memorial Dedication - 1:30 p.m., Freedom Lake Park, 9990 46th St. N. Call (727) 522-6496.


Related Sites

korea50.army.mil
Official Defense Department commemoration Web site

www.theforgottenvictory.org
Korean War Veterans National Museum and Library

www.kwva.org/
Korean War Veterans Association

www.koreanwar.net/
A nonprofit educational site dedicated to teaching people about what is often called the "Forgotten War."

www.koreanwar.org
Home to several databases for veterans killed or missing in action. Also a service for researchers, families and students of military history.

http://www.trumanlibrary.org/korea/index.html
This page is a joint project between the Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower presidential libraries developed to provide access to Korean War material.

The various branches of the military also have Web sites devoted to the Korean War. Here are some of them:

Army
http://www.usfk.mil/org/fkho/index.html

Air Force
http://www.af.mil/history/

Marines
http://hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil/HD/Special_Interests/
Korean_War_Commemoration.htm

Navy
http://www.history.navy.mil/books/field/index.htm

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