IN LOVING MEMORY OF LOUIS DESTEFANO
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
To our beloved comrade LOUIS DESTAFANO, a Korean War veteran, we now remember how much you touched us with your warm and honest heart. Every Wednesday morning in our regular meeting of Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 202 at American Legion, Middletown, New York,
we departed remembering the prayer “Let us be ever mindful of our departed comrades and their families and may the souls of our departed comrades rest in eternal peace, Amen”.
We are here to offer our thanks for the dedication you made for the great cause of freedom and peace for Korean people. The torch of freedom that you held afloat over the soil of Korean peninsula 68 years ago through your noble sacrifice planted the flower of democracy in Korea and the flower that was fertilized by your blood has blossomed today as an economic power.
We Korean Americans and those Korean War comrades are proud of your sacrifice during the Korean War.
As was sung from the poem” “Do not Stand At My Grave and Weep”:
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glint on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, and I am the gentle autumn rain. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.”
You are a thousand winds that blow. There is no death, but a lasting sleep surcease from strife.
Your resting with the Almighty God will turn our passing through the valley of weeping into a fountain of strength and into a rain shower abundant with blessings.
Let the Lord turn our weeping into joy, and He will comfort us and make us rejoice after our sorrow.
We are united in this moment of sorrow to bid farewell to one of our comrades, sharing our sadness with his beloved family and with all who remember his love and dedication toward freedom and peace, and toward KWVA Chapter 202 and Korean American Foundation.
Dr. Hubert Lee, 1st Vice-President of KWVA Chapter 202, president of Korean American Foundation USA
A Member of President Trump Advisory Board
11 AM at the Mcphilips Funeral Home, Sept. 17, 2018