Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

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Karl W. Richter Memorial Post

10217

Korat, Thailand

 

Thai Veterans Day February 3, 2016

On February 3, 2016 Members of VFW Post 10217, Korat, participated in Ceremonies in Honor of Thai Veterans Day.  The day started with Wreath laying Ceremonies at the Yamo Memorial, in downtown Korat, and the JhaDam Memorial, at the Thai Army Base. We had great participation at both sites this year, with 5 members at the Yamo Memorial and 3 at the JhaDam Memorial. At Yamo we had D5 CDR Berg, CDR Sostack, Trustee Pierson, and Members Haley and Gilbert.  At the JhaDam Memorial we had Chaplain Mendigorin, Trustee Chapman, and our Thai Liaison, Ret Col Fred Lutthi as well as Ret Maj Gen Chaiyo Prasathinpimai. After the Wreath Ceremonies the day continued at the Thai Army Base.  There was a blessing by the Thai Buddhist Monks,  a parade of Thai Veterans and a Pass in Review of the Troops along with a Banquet and Awards Ceremony, at the Officers Club.  The Post donated 10,000 Thb to the Thai Veterans Children's Scholarship Fund at this event.  Also a Big Thank You goes out to Our Photographers Pon Sostack and Lott Chapman.

 

 

Thai Veterans Day February 3, 2015

On Tuesday, 3 February 2015,  members of Post 10217 participated in the celebration of Thai Veterans Day.  The day started off with the laying of memorial wreaths at the Yamo Memorial in down town Korat.  Participating at the ceremony were Commander Fred Berg, Senior Vice Commander Ed Sostack, and members Stan Haley and Bill (Chappie) Chapman.  There was also a wreath laying ceremony performed at the Thai Army Post where Col. Fred, Thai Army (Retired) and our post liaison with the Thai veterans placed a wreath on behalf of Post 10217. From there it was on to the Thai Army Post where we marched with our Thai brothers in arms in a Pass and Review.  We then attended an awards ceremony where Commander Berg accepted an Award of Appreciation from the Post Commander and presented an award on behalf of the post and a donation of 10,000 Thai Baht ($312.00)  to the Thai Children's Scholarship Fund. Then came the really good part, the luncheon.  It was a good day and a good time was had by all.  Below are a few pictures of the day's events.  A  big thanks goes out to our photographers Pon Sostack and Pue Berg.

 

Thai Veterans Day February 3, 2014

As reported by CDR Fred Berg: The original Thai Vets Day Ceremony that was scheduled for a Wreath Laying ceremony at YoMo and one other site and the Parade and review on Post was cancelled - reason unknown. We were invited to the Thai Veterans Hall for a ceremony that was to begin at 0930, but you know thai time is not always on time so the ceremony began at 1000 hrs starting with the Monks chanting for about an hour. Then the CG got up and said a few words and I was asked to come forward and present our gift to the Children's Scholarship fund, the Post approved a THB 10,000. Then I was presented a Gift along with Stan, Chappie (wasn't there), and my Wife (Pue). Then it was the award ceremony for the Children to receive some gift/funds and then some of the Thai Vets received some gifts. After the ceremony we were served a 6 course meal and picture taking. All in all we were well received and asked to comeback next year. As reported by Comrade Stan Haley: Commander Fred Berg and others from VFW Post joined with Thai Veterans to celebrate Thai Veteran's Day with prayers from monks. Commander Fred presented the Commander of the Veteran's Affairs a donation to their scholarship Funds. The day was filled with presentations to Veterans and to some students followed by a luncheon provided by the Thai Veteran's Affairs. -- Stan. Below are some pictures provided by Comrade Haley.

 

Thai Veterans Day February 3, 2013

On February 3, 2013 members of our Post participated in ceremonies honoring Thai Veterans. Early in the morning, we did the wreath laying ceremony at the statue of Ya Mo. After that we went to the Army base to listen to speeches and watch troops and Vets marching in parade. There was a big luncheon with presentation of awards and musical entertainment. We donated 10,000 Baht to the Children's Scholarship Fund. Below are some pictures taken that day, courtesy of JVC Berg.

 

Thai Veterans Day February 3, 2012

On February 3, 2012 Members of VFW Post 10217, Korat participated in Ceremonies in Honor of Thai Veterans Day.  The day started with a Wreath laying Ceremony at Yamo, in downtown Korat and continued at the Thai Army Base.  There was a parade of Thai Veterans and a Pass in Review of the Troops along with a Banquet and Awards Ceremony at the Officers Club.  The Post donated 10,000 Thb to the Thai Veterans Children's Scholarship Fund at this event.  Below are some pictures of the Events of that Day