2020 LIBERTY WALK 

2020 LIBERTY WALK

To the Town of Readsboro:

June 25, 2020 marks 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. This year’s 6.25 Liberty Walk is
dedicated to:

Cpl. Richard L. Bolognani, KIA Aug 18, 1952
Lt. Thomas W. Livingston Jr., KIA Sep 22, 1952
The 24th Infantry All Black Regiment

 

Because of the pandemic, the Walk will not be as a group. Though we will be apart, we will walk as one. The Walk will be happening in Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, California, Connecticut, Florida, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Canada, France, India, Korea, Nepal and perhaps in Ethiopia as well. Each participant will walk anywhere from 1 to 10 miles, raising two dollars per mile to help the Foundation. Our goal of 70 miles has already been met. Please pledge your support. The funds raised will be used towards a scholarship in memory of Cpl. Bolognani of Readsboro, Bennington County, Vermont. The mission of the 6.25 Foundation work is to honor the American soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice—giving up their lives in the defense of the values they held dear while fighting in the Korean War.

Thank you for your support.
6.25 Foundation
P.O. Box 9
Rupert, VT 05768

To Friends participating in the Walk, The Korean War broke out on June 25, 1950. This year marks 70th anniversary.
Changwha and I are walking 10 miles from Vermont to Granville, NY on June 25 in memory of all who gave their precious lives for freedom and democracy. Those who want to participate will pick his/her route and walk. Our goal is total 70 miles and as of this morning I have 64 miles. If you could join it would be that much more meaningful. Minimum requirement is one mile. Let’s walk for Cpl. Richard. Let’s make sure his sacrifice is remembered. Hope you are well and safe.

June 9, 2020

Tom joining from Argentina
Congratulations for the most thoughtful commemorative walk. A wonderful way to remember all who suffered through that terrible war. Lest we forget, Tom PS all well here in Argentina. I’m continuing to climb the stairs of my apartment building, and have completed climbing the elevation of the highest mountains on all seven continents. Now only a few
days from the ‘summit’ of Mt Blanc, which will be my seventh peak!

Update:
We are now over 100 mile strong. Join us! Walk with us!
Thank you for your support.

The Walkers
Kari, Central Park, NY
Shin (2), NJ
Park, Irvington, NY
Im (2), Seoul, Korea
Rev. Michael (2), LA, CA
Dr. Wooh, NJ 4
Cho (2), Las Vegas, NV
Chung, Paris, France
Bravo, San Juan, P.R.
Santosh (5), Kathmandu, Nepal
Abhi (2), Delhi, India
Lerner, St. Petersburg, FL
Weinstein, Ward Pound Ridge, NY
Helena, Central Park, NY
Hwang, Sherman, CT
Koo (2), Vermont to NY
Rev. Steve, Vermont to NY
Jessika and Eyvind, Eaton Canyon, CA
Dan, Sherman Oaks, CA
Kang, Stamford, CT 5
Tom, Argentina

Frank’s Ride Can I ride my bike 10 instead of walking 1 or 2. I’ll send u a check for $50 for the cause 5 for each mile! 😏 Warmest regards Frank Henry’s Walk Slow 5…. no traffic, no people on my route, so I fared fine. Young’s Walk I planned to let you know how long I walked on the 6.25 after my actual walk. Since you seem to be so anxious to fill up 70 miles symbolizing 70th anniversary, I let you know now, I’ll walk  even ( 7: 1/10th of 70 ) miles (minimum) on that day.. Hyobin’s Walk Participating from Korea. Count us for 10 miles!

Dear Sam and Changwha,
Thank you for letting me walk with you yesterday. It was an honor.
Thank you for the support of American veterans who receive little support from the government once they have served.
Thanks for your support of our little church. We have many challenges and I hopes we will be able to make it. We have a service on Sunday at 10:30 maybe I will see you. Warmest regards, Steve

Ken’s Walk
Today 3.2 miles. Ken

Dr. Shin’s Walk
Reporting 5 miles.
Pastor Michael’s Walk
I only walk a mile a day with my wife.
I get too tired easily. Count us on if it helps.
Park Michael

Santosh’sWalk

Thank you for your enthusiastic, initiative friendly task which is interesting, healthy and for the global peace. I enjoyed it very much together with my wife we walk all the way by the Bagmati river to Patan(the historical town) from my place and walked back which was with full energetic and some decent unknown power we fill during our walk. I guess it is not less than 10 KM each way.

I live near by monkey temple (top of a hill white dome, Swoyambhunath) which you can see on the background of my picture where you have met “Mincho” that young Korean couple on your Nepal visit. I walk further to near by Airport and the arena / stadium via Ringroad Highway too. (Trying to circle the Ringroad but need to stop and return due to rain) Since it is raining from throughout the day and because of this pandemic as all is shutdown very few people have watched us walking some has taken photos of us too if any headlines I will forward it to you from the local news. I did not gather too many as of this pandemic as everyone frightened but may be next year I will keep all these safely and can organize a big rally if interested after your permission. This is news from Nepal 🇳🇵 today. Let’s prey for safety and peace in the world. Thanking you and with sincere regards,

Bernie’s Walk
Hi Sam,
I committed to do 6 miles in honor of the anniversary, but I did 10 miles instead, as you can see from
my Fitbit step count summary below.
Hope all is well—
Bernie

Sungwon’s Run
Please put me down for 10 miles also on 625 if I can join your group. That leaves 6 more miles for
others to finish! Sungwon

JOIN US NEXT YEAR!
JUNE 25, 2021
OUR GOAL IS 1,000 MILES!

 2020 리버티 워크

2020 리버티 워크

아 – 아 – 잊으랴 어찌 우리 그날을 !
효빈의 산책
효빈 경기도용인시 수지구에서 5마일 x 2 = 10 마일 우리 교회 목사 Steve Berry 박사 의 아버지가 WW II 에는 B19, 6.25 때는 B29 공군 조종사 이었는데 마지막 사명 떠나기 전날 이번에는 정말 못 돌아올 것 같다는 느낌에 온밤 땀흘려 기도하고 가족들에게 편지쓰고, 회개하고 이북으로 날았다. 무사히 살았지만 옆의 부조종사은 잃고 돌아왔다. 사업가 계획 포기하고 신학을 공부해 목사가 됬고, 아버지를 따라 아들 Steve 도 목사가 됬고. 지금 교회는 아직 열지 않아 목사님이 설교를 프린트해 매 일요일 교인 집집마다 찾아다니며 나눠주곤 하는데, 어제 6.25 대한 얘기 잠간 나누는중 자기도 한국을 위해, 또 아버지 생각하며 걷겠다고. 몇일 안남았는데 아직 53 마일을 채워야하니 Steve 의 10 마일, 동행하는 부인들의 마일도 계산하려한다. 우리와 같은 군 안에, Readsboro 에서 1930년 1월 29일 에 태어난 Richard L. Bolognani 는 한국전에서 보병으로 싸우다 1952년 8월 18일 전사했다. 겨우 22살. 생전 들어보지도 못 한 나라에 가 민주, 자유를 위해 목숨을 잃었다. 이러한 story 가 3만이 넘는다. 또 수를 헤아릴 수 없게 목숨을 잃은 우리 동포들을 생각하며 몇걸음이래도, 점점 더 기세떠는 공산당을 잊지않으며 몇 걸음 함께 걷자.

정길의 산책

신 정길, 5 마일 걷기 등록합니다.
박 목사 산책
성열아,

나는 아내와 하루에 1 마일 만 걷습니다.
너무 쉽게 피곤해집니다. 도움이된다면 저희를 믿으십시오.
박 마이클

올해의 6.25 걷기는 아래의 여러분에게 받칩니다. •리차드 L. 볼로냐니 상병, 1952년 8월 18일 전사 •토마스 W. 리빙스톤 주니어 소위, 1952년 9월 22일 전사 •제 24 흑인 보병 연대 Covid19 사태로 인해, 걷기는 개별적으로 진행됩니다. 걷기에 동참하시려면각각의 거주지에서 1~10 마일을 걸으면 됩니다. 전쟁이 시작된지 70 주년으로70 마일을 목표하였고, 현재 4 개국에서 통합 75 마일이 약속되었습니다. 친구들이 걸은 거리만큼의 후원금과 성열의 “뽈레 뽈레” 시집의 판매 수입금은 전액 버몬트주 베닝튼 카운티 리즈보로의 볼로 냐니 상병 기념 장학금으로 쓰입니다. 가수 죤 프라인의 노래 구절중에 “우리는 한국 전쟁에서 데이비를 잃었습니다. 그리고 나는 여전히 무엇을 위해 무엇을 해야할지 모르겠습니다. 더 이상 중요하지 않습니다.”
그러나 아니, 의미가 있습니다. 625 재단의 우리들은 그들의 희생이 잊혀지지 않도록 열심히 노력합니다. 그 땅의 자유, 평등, 민주주의는 그들 의 값진 희생의 댓가임을 기억해야됩니다. 그리고 공산주의의 기세는 아직도 위협이 되고있는 점을 전세계 자유 시민들이 알아야만 합니다. 그 분들의 걸어온 길은 다를지 몰라도 함께 뭉쳐 성취한 자유, 평등, 민주입니다. 고맙습니다. 6월 25일 걷기를 위해 현재의 75 마일에 보태어 참가 하시려면 알려주십시오. 감사합니다!