Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Generals participate in Korean War Memorial wreath laying ceremony

Washington Generals were among the crowd, along with members of the Korean community and other dignitaries at a wreath-laying ceremony on June 25. (Department of Veterans Affairs photo) 

Representatives from the Association of Washington Generals were among those attending the 61st Anniversary Korean War Memorial Ceremony in Olympia on June 25.

Generals Bill and Kitty Sperry, Jim and Nancy Zimmerman, Skip Dreps and Mark Gjurasic, along with the South Korean Consul General Young W. Song and Major General John A. Hemphill laid a wreath at the Memorial ceremony, which was filmed by the South Korean’s Department of Defense that commissioned a documentary in honor of the rescue of over 95,000 North Koreans in evacuation of Hungnam by US forces in December 1950, and UN’s involvement in the Korean War.

State Rep. Cindy Ryu and Federal Way Council member Michael Park emceed the ceremony, which was coordinated by State Senator Paull Shin and the Korean War Meritorious Veterans League.

At its conclusion, the Generals met with Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs Director John Lee and visited additional veterans memorials on the Capitol Campus.

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