The next episode of Veterans AZ is published on a special day. July 27 is National Korean War Armistice Day, recognizing veterans of the Korean War and those who made the ultimate sacrifice - the 5.7 million who served, nearly 37,000 who gave their lives, and nearly 8,000 whose fate in the Korean War remains unknown.
We meet three Arizonans who each have a unique connection to the Korean War. A United States Marine who served in Korea, a Korean-American who has found new purpose in thanking the brave service members who fought to preserve a free country, and an Army veteran who joined well after the Korean War, but honors Korean War veterans today.
In another interview, we meet Stephen Gardner - our Arizona Veteran of the Month. During a 22-year Army career, Stephen served primarily as a senior NCO in the role of chaplain’s assistant. Today he works for Hospice of the Valley; he was joined by his colleague Stacia Ortega to talk about Hospice of the Valley’s Saluting Our Veterans program.
About Veterans AZ
Veterans AZ (VeteransAZ.org) is a video series that shares the stories of Arizona veterans and focuses attention on the many organizations and programs that serve veterans in the Valley of the Sun. The program is produced as part of the Scottsdale Veterans Advisory Commission's efforts to increase communication and awareness about veterans, their accomplishments, and the services and organizations supporting those who have worn the uniform of the United States armed forces. This program is produced by the City of Scottsdale, but features veterans news and information from across the Valley of the Sun and Arizona.
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