*88 descendants of the UN Korean War veterans from 14 countries and Korean college students participatingin the camp*
*Welcoming ceremony on July 4th, lecture about the Korean War, UN Memorial Park and DMZ visit*
Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (Minister Sung Choon Park) is inviting descendants of UN Korean War veterans and hosting “Peace Camp For Youth”. Since 2009, MPVA has been hosting this events so that the descendants of the U.N. soldiers who participated in the 1950-53 Korean War can learn about the war and pledge to further world peace.
This year’s camp will be held from July 3rd(Sun) to July 9th(Sat) for a total 7 days. 88 participants from 14 countries including 12 Korean college students and 76 descendants of UN soldiers, of whom 12 have been selected to study at Korea University of Foreign Studies, have been invited as UN Korean War veteran’s descendant scholars.
Main events include the opening ceremony at the Millennium Hall, Konkuk University, lecture of the Korean War, Visit to the DMZ, the War memorial of Korea, the National Cemetary in Seoul and UN Memorial Part to pay tribute to the falled soldiers, and experience of Korean traditions. These events will enlighten the students about the important meaning of peace in the Korean peninsula and promote friendship among the participants.
- Promote friendly relations with countries that participated in the Korean War to contribute to Korea’s future interests by inviting descendants of the UN soldiers who participated in the Korean War.
-Exchange the Korea-friendly-mind among each other and enforce the same ideas for generations to come.