The Korean War Memorial at Penn’s Landing (Dock and Front Streets)
Councilman At-Large David Oh in partnership with the Korean American Association of Greater Philadelphia and the Korean Veteran Association will hold a Memorial Ceremony on the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of the Korean War. Both American and Korean veterans of the Korean War will come together to honor the fallen soldiers, and pay tribute to the historical importance of the Korean War, which took the lives of 5 million soldiers and civilians between June 25, 1950 and July 27,1953.
In order to thank and honor the Korean War veterans from the Philadelphia area, there will be a special presentation of medals to 80 American Veterans of the Korean War by the Korean Consulate of New York on behalf of the Korean government. The keynote address will be provided by Major General Wesley Craig, Ret., who was The Adjutant General of Pennsylvania.
“The Korean community in Philadelphia holds the Korean War Memorial Ceremony every year on June 25th to recognize and thank the Korean War Veterans. I am pleased to co-host this year’s Ceremony marking the 65th Anniversary of the War to commemorate the service and sacrifice by American service members and veterans who fought bravely in the Korean War to defend and protect the ideals of Democracy,” Councilman Oh stated. The event is open to the public and will take place Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at The Korean War Memorial at Penn’s Landing.