Thursday, January 19, 2017
November Meeting: Better Late....
Honored at the November meeting were veterans Elbert Rackow, Jim Krems, Jerry Kasdorf, and David Crawford. An anonymous donor paid for their lunch and presented them each with a copy of America's White Table. The White Table is set in many mess halls as a symbol for and remembrance to service members fallen, missing, or held captive in the line of duty.
Jim Harris, former DC Everest teacher and principal, presented viewers with brochures, photos, and slides of his work in Laos helping to clear unexploded land mines and bombs left from the Vietnam War.
He has financed over a decade of this work with his own money, and now sells coffee raised by the Laotian people. He's opened a museum in Wausau to share his experience and the Laotian culture.
For information about his organization, go to wehelpwarvictims.org