2011년 6월 26일 일요일

KOREANS ARE SHOWING THE GRATITUDE TOWARDS THE VETERANS

Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs invited the Korean War veterans of America and Turkey as the U.N. Forces, their families (American: 109 people, Turkish: 19 people), and forty other veterans and then held 'the U.N. Veterans event' to express the great amount of gratitude about their participation in the war and inform Republic of Korea which achieved remarkable growth based on their sacrifice.

Korean Canadian Association and Galleria Supermarket jointly held 'The Korean War Veterans Invitation Event and Photo Exhibition' to greet the 61th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War on June 24th.
Event Information: 1. The Korean War Veterans Photo Exhibition
2. An appreciative message from Representatives of the Korea Community
3. Lunch
4. Present souvenirs

Korean Embassy in the United Kingdom, held 'The 61th Anniversary of The Outbreak of the Korean War Memorial Event' on a warship called 'Belfast' anchored in front of London City Hall on June 25th.
Choo Kyu Ho(The Korean Ambassador to the United Kingdom), Ham Myung Soo(Former Chief Naval Operations ROK Navy) who participated in the Korean War and Peter Downward(an advisor of British Korean Veterans Association) and many others attended the commemorative ceremony.

Yongin City created 'War Veterans Memorial Wall' on the main entrance wall of the City Hall to greet the 61th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War on May 31st. The memorial wall, 17 meters wide and 2.5 meters long, contains names and ranks of 4,081 the Korean War veterans from Yongin and 3.361 Vietnam veterans. They also manufactured and produced 'Pictures of the Korean War' with a phrase saying 'We will always remember your blood and sacrificed body. We will forever keep it protected'by copper plate'.

Journalists for Daily Telegraph(UK) and Sydney Morning Herald(Australia) experienced the Korean traditional culture with the aid of the Korean Culture and Information Service. They visited Gyeongbokkung, Insadong and wrote articles about spreading 'Korean Wave' including K-POP, Korean-style food, etc. These articles are intended to introduce Korean history, which covers the whole story of recovering from war damage and becoming a developed country, to their homeland readers.

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