by Tony Chai | Chief Editor
Korean Society of Dallas hosted a commemoration ceremony for the 72nd anniversary of the Korean War, Saturday June 25th at the Korean Culture Center of Dallas.
In attendance were officials from the Consular Office of the Republic of Korea in Dallas, Carrollton City Councilman Young Sung, and representatives from various Korean-American civilian organizations.
Sungjoo Ryu delivered the commemorative speech.
“The sacrifices of the Korean War veterans are the reason why all of us are thriving. I thank not only the Korean veterans but the American and the UN veterans who sacrificed their young lives for the country that they didn’t even know the name of.” said Ryu.
“I hope today’s ceremony serves as a reminder to all of us how tragic a war can be. Let’s make today the beginning of the peaceful future.”
Korean Society of Dallas presented a ‘letter of appreciation’ to the members of the Korean War Veterans Association’s Dallas chapter. Currently there are 15 members in the Dallas chapter – only 6 of them were able to attend the ceremony.
Last Saturday marked the 72nd anniversary of the Korean War, which is often referred to as the Forgotten War, when the Soviet and China-backed North Korean armed forces invaded the U.S.-backed South Korea.
The Korean-American community of Dallas and other major U.S. cities host commemorative ceremonies every year to honor those who fought in the war.