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VENUE CHANGE: Arizona Military/Veteran Women’s Expo – Prescott

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The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services invites all women veterans and servicemembers to the Arizona Military/Veteran Women’s Expo in Prescott. This no-cost, one-day event is for women who have served or are currently serving in the military. This event will include breakfast and lunch, raffle prizes, breakout sessions and exhibitors.

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

New Venue: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Atrium – Bldg. 74

3700 Willow Creek Rd.

Prescott, AZ 86301

Register online by June 14th: http://bit.ly/PrescottExpo

Exhibitor Registration: http://bit.ly/PrescottExpoExhibitors

For more information, email azwomenvets

Please share this information and the attached flyer with anyone who may be interested!

Respectfully,

Nicole Baker

Public Information Officer

Arizona Dept. of Veterans’ Services

Office: 602-234-8420

Email: nbaker

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2018 Arizona Military Veteran Women’s Expo – Prescott.pdf

American Legion Daily News Clips 5/10/18

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Subject: American Legion Daily News Clips 5/10/18

American Legion Daily News Clips

From: "Seavey, Mark C."

Date: May 9, 2018 at 8:18:22 AM EDT
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PRESS RELEASE – Remember 727 (Phoenix, 21 May)

From: Mike Bassett

Date: May 8, 2018 at 7:01:41 PM EDT
Subject: PRESS RELEASE – Remember 727 (Phoenix, 21 May)

NEWS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Michael Bassett

DATE: 21 May 2018

Korean War Veterans’ Advocate Hannah Kim

To Visit Korean War Memorial in Phoenix on 21 May

City, State- At 11:00 a.m. on Mon., May 21, 2018, Hannah Y Kim, a woman with a mission, will visit the Korean War Memorial in Phoenix, AZ and present a commemorative wreath. This is part of an ambitious three-month journey visiting Korean War memorials in all 50 states, to honor and remember those who served in that long ago, faraway conflict, 1950-53, and to help promote peace on the Korean Peninsula. Given the alarming level of tensions in the region today, her mission could not be timelier.

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Hannah also hopes that her journey will raise awareness about the Wall of Remembrance, the long-overdue addition to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall was approved by Congress in 2016, but a lack of funding has delayed its construction for two years. As a result, the names of the nearly 37,000 Americans who died in Korea are still waiting to be inscribed for posterity.

Hannah’s devoted activism on behalf of Korean War veterans began in 2008, when she was a 24-year-old graduate student in Washington, D.C. and established Remember727, an organization dedicated to honoring veterans of the so-called “Forgotten War.” Hannah lobbied Congress to enact legislation, signed by President Obama in 2009, that established July 27 as National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.

She subsequently worked for Congressman Charles B. Rangel, a decorated Korean War veteran, as his communications director and later as his chief of staff. When Congressman Rangel retired in 2017, Hannah embarked on an epic journey around the world, visiting every country that was part of the UN effort during the war. She interviewed 200 veterans to memorialize their stories, because, as she told them, “If you hadn’t fought in Korea, I wouldn’t be here.”

Representatives of the Korean War Veterans Assn. will be present for the brief ceremony, which is open to the public and the media. Following the ceremony, Hannah Y Kim will be available for media interviews.

What: Hannah Y Kim Visit to Korean War Memorial

PRESS RELEASE – Remember 727 (Phoenix, 21 May)

From: Mike Bassett

Date: May 8, 2018 at 7:01:41 PM EDT
Subject: PRESS RELEASE – Remember 727 (Phoenix, 21 May)

NEWS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Michael Bassett

DATE: 21 May 2018

Korean War Veterans’ Advocate Hannah Kim

To Visit Korean War Memorial in Phoenix on 21 May

City, State- At 11:00 a.m. on Mon., May 21, 2018, Hannah Y Kim, a woman with a mission, will visit the Korean War Memorial in Phoenix, AZ and present a commemorative wreath. This is part of an ambitious three-month journey visiting Korean War memorials in all 50 states, to honor and remember those who served in that long ago, faraway conflict, 1950-53, and to help promote peace on the Korean Peninsula. Given the alarming level of tensions in the region today, her mission could not be timelier.

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Hannah also hopes that her journey will raise awareness about the Wall of Remembrance, the long-overdue addition to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall was approved by Congress in 2016, but a lack of funding has delayed its construction for two years. As a result, the names of the nearly 37,000 Americans who died in Korea are still waiting to be inscribed for posterity.

Hannah’s devoted activism on behalf of Korean War veterans began in 2008, when she was a 24-year-old graduate student in Washington, D.C. and established Remember727, an organization dedicated to honoring veterans of the so-called “Forgotten War.” Hannah lobbied Congress to enact legislation, signed by President Obama in 2009, that established July 27 as National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.

She subsequently worked for Congressman Charles B. Rangel, a decorated Korean War veteran, as his communications director and later as his chief of staff. When Congressman Rangel retired in 2017, Hannah embarked on an epic journey around the world, visiting every country that was part of the UN effort during the war. She interviewed 200 veterans to memorialize their stories, because, as she told them, “If you hadn’t fought in Korea, I wouldn’t be here.”

Representatives of the Korean War Veterans Assn. will be present for the brief ceremony, which is open to the public and the media. Following the ceremony, Hannah Y Kim will be available for media interviews.

What: Hannah Y Kim Visit to Korean War Memorial