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Delaware Vets Push for Dover Memorial to Honor Korean War Vets

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DOVER, Del.- Local veterans are coming together to raise money to create a memorial for Korean War Veterans.

There are Korean War Veteran memorials in New Castle County and Sussex County, but none in Kent County. The Kent County Chapter 850 of Vietnam Veterans is teaming up with the Korean War Veterans to make the memorial happen.

"We've recognized for a long time that the Korean War veterans have been overlooked," said Vice President of Chapter 850, Paul Davis. "It's an honor for us. They're our brothers and sisters that fought in the Korea war as we did in the Vietnam War and they're a part of our family."

The memorial will be placed at the Veterans Memorial Park in Dover just behind the Kent County Levy Court. The two memorials already located inside of the park are the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial and the Gold Star Mother's Memorial.

"We just thought it was a wonderful idea, to have the Korean War memorial," said Dave Skocik, head of Public Relations of Chapter 850. "We want to show their appreciation for the people who have served the forgotten wars it's called but it's forgotten to everybody except who was there. And the family members and those who lost their lives in it."

$10,000 is needed to create the memorial. Local veterans are determined to come up with the funds. They are selling bricks to help turn this plan into a reality.

Each brick is sold at $75, which includes three lines for individuals to place messages. The organizations are already accepting donations as well.

To order a brick for the Korean War memorial, visit delawarevva.com or contact Paul Davis at Paul Davis at (302) 697-8384.

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