Korean War military veterans of East Tennessee will hold their annual reunion luncheon Wednesday, June 25th at noon at the Golden Corral restaurant at 6612 Clinton Highway, in the Crowne Point Plaza. This event recognizes the actual day of the 1950 invasion of South Korea, and the allied support of the U.S. Military.
Event organizer Rex Davis of Norwood says this annual reunion keeps Korean War Veterans connected, and the memory of “The Forgotten War” alive. “That experience,” Davis said, “It made me do a lot of growing up and made me appreciate life in our country more than anything, I guess.”
This annual observance by this East Tennessee group began in 2003, and attracted about 30 veterans last year. Many more former military members have already committed to attending this year. Veterans are urged to bring photographs for display and stories to share about the Korean War.
The event is informal, and will include remarks by Rex Davis and others, with an emphasis on small group table conversation. Casual dress is recommended. The event is Dutch treat, and veterans are encouraged to invite spouses and significant others.
The Golden Corral restaurants provides a buffet and grill, and bills itself as offering wholesome foods in a family-friendly atmosphere at a great value. The restaurant and guests contribute to the Disabled American Veterans organization each year with proceeds from an annual Military Appreciation Dinner.
For more reunion information or to RSVP, please contact Rex Davis at (865)689-3900.