TBBC’s Services Presented to Korean War Veterans

Mary Kearns-Kaplan, adult services outreach coordinator, explains TBBC's services
Mary Kearns-Kaplan, adult services outreach coordinator, explains TBBC’s services

Wreath presentation at wallFollowing a multicultural commemoration of the Korean War Armistice, the members of the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) received a brief description of services available through the NJ State Library Talking Book and Braille Center by Mary Kearns-Kaplan, adult outreach services coordinator.


The ceremony honoring the 62nd Anniversary of the end of the war was held at New Jersey’s Korean War Veterans Memorial on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. Speakers included Charles Koppelman, NJKWVA State Commander, Ray Zawacki, NJ deputy commissioner for veterans affairs, BG Michael Cunniff, the adjutant general of NJ, and Vincent Mazzeo, District 2 assemblyman, whose father and uncle served in Korea.


Andrea, Erin and Mimi Lee
Andrea, Erin and Mimi Lee

After the wreath ceremony at the Memorial Wall, attendees convened at the Yang-Ji Presbyterian Church for the TBBC presentation and a lunch of traditional Korean fare. The State Library’s Mimi Lee, diversity & community engagement specialist, worked with the KWVA and the Korean community to coordinate the event.


See all the photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/njlibraryevents/sets/72157654140740154




About Tiffany McClary

Tiffany McClary is the Director of Communications, Marketing & Outreach for the New Jersey State Library. She coordinates marketing and public relations initiatives in order to enhance the reputation of the State Library, and promote the value of NJ libraries and the services and programs that they provide to residents.