Letter: Korea -- the forgotten war


To the editor of THE EAGLE:

I was again sickened by the lack of people at City Hall in support of the Korean War armistice ceremony. I find it disheartening to only see three or four people other than three local politicians and three photographers from the media. Are you aware of all veterans do today and everyday to help out your community? Most are pretty amazing people. Most are volunteers in different capacities around the Berkshires.

I'd like to thank Mayor Dan Bianchi, City Councilors Mel is sa Mazzeo and Anthony Sim o nelli, the color guards and honor guards from VFW Post 448 Pittsfield, Vietnam Veter ans Chapter 65 Pittsfield, the American Legion Riders of Dalton Post 155, and the three photographers from the media. Most of all I'd like to thank the three or four other people who showed up to support the veterans of the Berkshires at the ceremony to "honor and re member the veterans of the Korean War." It was about 30 minutes long, not too much of out of anyone's weekend. Berk shire County always depresses me with its lack of respect shown to our local veterans.

Korean veterans aren't the only forgotten veterans here in the Berkshires. Don't forget if you see a veteran to say, "Thanks for serving and protecting me and my freedom. I can't wait for the Veterans Day parade to see all of you who support the local veterans again this year. What would it take to gather some interest and support for the two percent of this country who served in the military? Please feel free to respond to this letter with an answer if you have one.




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