SALUTE TO KOREAN WAR VETERANS
"THE FORGOTTEN WAR".
This is a label that has been given to the Korean War. But the Korean
people have not forgotten. They are grateful to the soldiers who fought
and to those families whose loved ones were killed to enable their country to
enjoy peace and freedom.
The Korean American Cultural Foundation from Seoul, South Korea, in order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war, honored Korean War Veterans in ceremonies throughout California. At the July 15th ceremony in Sacramento, the Art Delegation, consisting of mostly university students from Korea performed dances and music in their beautiful traditional dress. Korean War Veterans, Major Kurt Lee, USMC Retired, and Colonel Delyle Redmond, US Army Retired, were among the speakers as well as The Honorable Kim Jong Hoon, The Consul General of the Republic of Korea.
"Medallions of Appreciation" were presented by the Art Delegation to all Korean War Veterans who had pre-registered and also to the families of those who were killed in the war, or who have since passed on.
The Sacramento ceremony was held at the Sacramento City College Auditorium. The facility was filled with veterans and their families. A similar ceremony was held earlier in Roseville where the "Medallions" were presented and a "moment of silence" was observed at the newly dedicated Korean War Veterans Memorial.
(c)Copyright September 1, 2002 by M.L. McNeill
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