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Profile of a Local Korean War Veteran: Cleveland Valrey

At times we come across remarkable men hidden in plain sight in our midst. Cleveland Valrey is such a man. He currently resides in Oakland, California, where at the age of 88 he is living a quiet, unassuming life. Yet his story is truly an impressive, even epic, American story. Cleveland was born in 1930 in Beaumont, Texas. He spent his early years living through the Great Depression. In early …Read More

2018 Veterans Day Commemoration

  You are cordially invited to join us for this special ceremony.     Veterans Day Commemoration Monday, November 12, 2018 11:00 am – 12:00 noon Korean War Memorial Lincoln Boulevard at Sheridan Avenue The Presidio of San Francisco   Program WELCOME Gerard Parker, Executive Director, Korean War Memorial Foundation (KWMF) INVOCATION AND MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR ALL WHO SERVED William D. “Denny” Weisgerber, Chaplain, 1st Marine Division Association THE …Read More

Rami Hyun

Young Korean Photographer Creates Portraits of Korean War Veterans Free of Charge. See the YouTube Video about Rami Hyun and His Project, Sponsored by Hanwha, and Meet Some of the Veterans:

Veterans Resource Fair

As part of San Francisco’s Fleet Week 2018, a Veterans Resource Fair is being held at the War Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco on 2 October 2018. Below is a link to register for the Fair: https://fleetweeksf.org/veterans-resource-fair/ Also, the World War I Armistice Commemoration Committee will hold a special event in conjunction with the Veterans Resource Fair. It is a release of a special Stamp…a Forever Stamp…that you will …Read More

Brother Rangers

A Video Profile of the 2nd Ranger Company (Airborne), a segregated all-black unit that fought with distinction in the Korean War. Meet some of the veterans of this proud outfit:

Dramatic Exhibition of Korean War Memorial Photos Now Open at SFO

All photos courtesy of SFO Museum In mid-2017, KWMF President and Chairman Judge Quentin L. Kopp (Ret.) opened a dialog with senior officials at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The result, a year later, is an elegantly understated display of striking black and white photographs of the Korean War Memorial by SFO Museum Curator of Photography Kai Caemmerer. The SFO Museum’s “San Francisco Korean War Memorial” exhibition is now open …Read More

Good News: 72 Additional Commemorative Tiles Approved for Installation at the Korean War Memorial

Attention all families of Korean War veterans. . . For those of you who wanted to sponsor a commemorative tile at the Korean War Memorial, but learned that no more were available, we have some good news. The Presidio Trust has authorized KWMF to accept requests for 72 additional 4″ by 8″ tiles, to be mounted on one final wall panel at the Memorial. Please note the following: 1. These …Read More