Ga. Korean War veterans remembered at State Capitol
Published 11:00 am Saturday, August 29, 2015
- From left are Sunny Park, president, America Korea Friendship Society; Frank Blake, retired chairman, Home Depot; Commissioner Mike Roby, Georgia Department of Veterans Service; Col. (retired) Ben Malcom, 2014 inductee, Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame and Korean War veteran; Gen. (retired) Larry Ellis, chair, American Korea Friendship Society; photograph of the Korean War Memorial listing the names of the 740 Georgians killed in Korea; Brig. Gen. Joseph Jarrad, adjutant general, Georgia; Brig. Gen. David Turner, commander, South Atlantic Division, Army Corps of Engineers; and Col. (retired) Rick White, chairman of the board, Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame. In the background are members of the Hope Johns Creek Korean American Youth Orchestra.
Event marks 62nd anniversary of armistice
ATLANTA — On July 27, the America-Korea Friendship Society hosted a commemorative observance at the Rotunda in the Georgia State Capitol Building Atlanta.
July 27 marked the 62nd anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War.
The ceremony was to remember the 740 Georgians killed in the Korean War, and to honor all Korean War veterans who reside in Georgia.
Wreaths were laid by fellow Korean War veterans, Korean government officials, Korean-American Association of Greater Atlanta members, and the Atlanta Rotary Club.
The Hope Johns Creek Korean American Youth Orchestra provided musical interludes.