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June 19, 2001
Tim Willert Flags, posters, books and miniature toy soldiers chronicling the Korean War are on display through the end of June at the Glendale Central Library. The display is sponsored by the 87-year-old Glendale chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, and recognizes the 51st anniversary of the Korean War, which started June 25, 1950. "We do library displays to let the community know about the Korean War and the contributions of our local service men and women," said Joan Carruthers, a regent with the Glendale General Richard Gridley chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
NEWS
August 9, 2000
Alexa Capeloto CITY HALL -- The Korean War is often called the forgotten war, but on Tuesday Glendale made sure to remember, when it raised a flag commemorating the war's 50th anniversary. With a handful of city officials and Korean War veterans from Glendale on hand, soldiers raised the bright blue flag at Broadway and Isabel Street, steps away from the city's war memorial. Because the war lasted from 1950 to 1953, the flag will remain there until 2003.
NEWS
May 8, 2001
Every time I open the Glendale News-Press, I see all these people complaining about Armenians. One of the complainers said something about the Korean War and and not asking for the American flag to be lowered. The 1915 Armenian Genocide with the Korean War are not comparable? The genocide was not something fought, it was the murder of 1.5-million Armenians! And if the thought of the flag bothers you, why don't you write to the council and not the newspaper about it?
NEWS
August 30, 2001
It must be very difficult coming from a culture that does not respect its own flag, as Mr. Joseph Adamian ("Recall backers should voice their real agenda," Aug. 17) suggests. I am neither a bigot nor a coward, nor do I hide behind my American flag. I stand proudly beside it, as my father (U.S. Army) did in World War I, World War II and the Korean War, as my husband did (U.S. Navy) in World War II and the Korean War, and as my son and son-in-law did a decade ago in the U.S. Marine Corps.
NEWS
May 8, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman GLENDALE -- The city war memorial has stood since 1997 as a monument to men and women who died to help keep the country free, but its list of war heroes is a work in progress. The memorial is a tribute to local residents who died in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Organizers tried to account for every resident who died during a 20th century war before they built the memorial in 1997. Butsome, like the five people whose names were added last year, got lost in the shuffle of records and documents.
NEWS
May 26, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Local residents have been busy planning for Monday -- not setting up barbecues or travel plans, but scheduling speakers and bands for Memorial Day services. This year, the holiday is even more significant for the families of five men who died during wartime -- their names have been added to the city's memorial wall. Four local services are scheduled for Memorial Day, initially called Decoration Day, which is celebrated on the last Monday in May. LOCAL SERVICES Service will start at 8 a.m. Monday at the Vietnam War Memorial in Montrose.
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May 23, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- For war veterans and the families of those who did not return, Memorial Day is more than a national holiday that means a day off of work. This year, the holiday is even more significant for the families of five men who died during wartime -- their names have been added to the city's memorial wall. The holiday first proclaimed in 1868 is marked with services of flag presentations, music and testimonials to commemorate those who fought and died during wars.
NEWS
March 16, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman GLENDALE CITY HALL -- City officials are preparing to unveil a flag that flew over the now-retired USS Glendale, a patrol frigate used in World War II and the Korean War. The city received the flag from the Navy, which commandeered the USS Glendale during the Korean War. It will be unveiled at City Hall on Tuesday. The ship was named after the Jewel City. One local man hopes to use that as an opportunity to gain support for the naming of another ship in honor of Glendale.
NEWS
April 23, 2001
Let me start by saying that what happened 86 years ago -- the Armenian Genocide -- should have never happened and needless to say should never happen again. It is over, just as World War II; the Korean War, the Vietnam War; etc. Now is the time to create a way to celebrate and/or remember the ones who have fallen and/or been left behind, how do we do that? Do we create a day/week/month or build a statue/memorial or what, to celebrate and/or remember on a ongoing basis, in order to demonstrate our feelings for what has happen in the past.
NEWS
January 8, 2005
JAMES ROBERT DAVIDSON James Robert Davidson died Jan. 4, 2005. He was 86. Davidson was born Feb. 28, 1918 and lived in Glendale for 56 years. He served as a captain in World War II and the Korean War. He worked at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries from 1952 to 1992, after which he retired as vice president of horticulture. Davidson belonged to the Jewel City Kiwanis and was their charter president. He was active with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, the Days of the Verdugos Assn.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 8, 2013
Franklin Magnet School honored 17 veterans during a campus assembly Thursday. The veterans were either connected to American Legion Glendale Post 127 or to the school's students. For decades, the elementary school has hosted local veterans on campus, where Ana Jones, a teacher specialist, said they are touched by the recognition. “Every year, they get very emotional that we invite them,” she said. “They just feel like it's such a great honor.” The elementary students read the veterans' names out loud, sang songs and read a poem written by the schools' sixth-graders.
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NEWS
August 16, 2013
Re: The Korean “comfort women” statue installed in a Glendale park: Memorials and statues that encourage division between cultures demean the people they propose to represent. The people victimized by war include both sides to any conflict and the suffering inflicted is inflamed by public displays created to remind us of the atrocities we all abhor. The governments of warring nations dictate the terms and conditions that the citizens must endure during conflicts and the people have little say in what transpires.
COMMUNITY
June 22, 2012
Paul “Wex” Wechsler November 5, 1928 - June 16, 2012 Former Glendale resident Paul “Wex” Wechsler died peacefully at his home in La Jolla on June 16. He was 83. In 1946, he began his long association with Capitol Records, working first as a draftsman at the company's record-pressing factory in his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania. After serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, he returned to Capitol, where his work earned him multiple U.S. patents, including one for the Automatic Record Press and another for an apparatus that facilitated the recycling of unsold and defective records.
NEWS
September 30, 2011
  C. James (Jim) Bethanis, 83, died peacefully on September 26, 2011, with his loving wife of 33 years at his side. Jim suffered from Parkinson's Disease since 1985.  He lived in Sedona, AZ for the last 21 years.  Born in San Francisco on August 16, 1928, he is the son of late Aleck Bethanis and Lillian (Werner) Bethanis. Jim and his mother opened an appliance business in 1947 in Burbank, California.  He later expanded the building on Glenoaks Blvd., and sold televisions and air conditioners.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 31, 2011
Grand View Memorial Park had only been open for an hour on Sunday and had already welcomed 40 cars of people eager to visit tombstones of loved ones at the cemetery. The cemetery has entered negotiations with three prospective buyers. A newly installed irrigation system has turned its dry grass green and 20 volunteers have begun working at the cemetery, allowing the park to regularly open for visitors every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday, Boy Scouts from the Verdugo Hills Council placed American flags on the graves of veterans to commemorate Memorial Day. The tradition of school children placing flags on the graves of veterans at the cemetery dates to 1906, said Lisa Burks, a volunteer.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | May 31, 2011
GLENDALE — Fifty Glendale service members killed in battle were honored Monday during a somber and reflective Memorial Day ceremony. The service members, who fought in either World War I, World War II, the Korean War or Vietnam War were added this year to the city’s Memorial Walls on Isabel Street and Broadway, Master of Ceremonies Larry Zarian said at the memorial event. “I can’t fathom if those men and women had not fought for our freedom what we would be doing today, because our country would be totally different,” Zarian said.
NEWS
May 27, 2011
There is a tendency on Memorial Day, even now with U.S. troops stationed across a restive Middle East, to focus on the past. With two World Wars, Vietnam, the Korean War and other military conflicts under our collective belt, there is certainly much to memorialize. But as cities across the nation are starting to realize, an influx of new, younger military veterans returning home from current tours of duty is forcing some adjustments. From Burbank to the Foothills, our local communities have long traditions of honoring those who have served their country in the military.
NEWS
April 13, 2011
Donald Keith Sullivan, long-time resident of Glendale, California, most recently of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away on April 10, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Don was born in Burbank, California on July 14, 1932. He was married to Phyllis Bonar Sullivan for forty-six years until her death in February, 2006.  He is survived by his four daughters: Susan Dontanville of Berkeley, IL, Kathy Drummond of Glendale, CA, Jeanine Fundora of Valencia, CA, and Carolyn Fehn of Fontana, CA. He was “Grandpa” to his ten grandchildren: Joe Simarano; Kristina Drummond Fluitt and Amy Drummond; Katie, Missy, Nicki, and Gaby Fundora; Michaela, Alex, and Timmy Fehn.
NEWS
March 28, 2011
Albert Charles Woodhouse, 81, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.  Albert was born June 18, 1929 in Los Angeles and grew up in the Atwater area.  He served his country as a Corporal in the Marines during the Korean War. After returning home from his tour of duty Albert worked for Pacific Bell for the next 52 years where he first met his future wife Agnes.  Albert raised two wonderful sons, Gregory and Albert who still live in the Los Angeles area with their families.
NEWS
November 24, 2010
1932-2010 BURBANK, CA — Roland Wray "Ron" Johnson, 78, of Burbank, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. He was born May 2, 1932 in Milltown, S.D., son of Ted and Nyki (Reiswig) Johnson. Besides his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his stepfather, Don Guthrie; his first wife, Christine M. Johnson; and a son, Patrick L. Johnson. Ron is survived by a son, Michael W. Johnson; a daughter, Karen K. Gustafson; grandsons Travis and Jason Ellis; and four great-grandchildren.
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