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May 29. 2013 6:12PM

St. Margaret's of Scotland in Conway to dedicate Korean War memorial

CONWAY — St. Margaret of Scotland Church, in cooperation with American Legion Post 46 of Conway and Post 95 of North Conway, will dedicate a memorial to Korean War Veterans at a Saturday prayer service at 4 p.m. on June 1.

The memorial is a specially constructed case containing a Bronze Star, Korean War Medal and United Nations Korean Service Medal given by the family of a Korean War Veteran.

All veterans and the public are welcome to the worship service.

In addition to remembering Korean War veterans, all veterans who served will be remembered.

Veterans groups are welcome to participate formally in the event. A reception will follow at the American Legion Hall, Post 46, on Tasker Hill Road after the service.

The Korean War was a conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. An armistice agreement was signed on July 27, 1953.

Casualties in the war were heavy and U.S. losses were placed at more than 54,000 dead and 103,000 wounded, while Chinese and Korean casualties were considerably higher.

St. Margaret is located at 85 Pleasant St. in Conway.

The Rev. Jeffrey Monroe, (Capt. USMM) is rector, and the Rev. Mr. Harry E. Wellsman (USA-ret.) is deacon.


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