Date

July 26, 2014

Time

6:25pm

Location

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 6:25pm * Candlelighting at 7:27pm

Every year since July 27, 2008, Remember727 has commemorated the Armistice Day on which the ceasefire treaty was signed on July 27, 1953.

Remember727, together with the Korean Cultural Center, hosts its 7th Annual Armistice Day Commemoration & Peace Vigil to remember the Korean War and the ceasefire agreement that was signed on July 27th.

Join us in the lighting of the candles at 7:27pm around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, as we pay tribute to the “Forgotten Heroes” and hope for peace on the Korean Peninsula, and where conflict persists.

Special features include performances, and an outdoor exhibition of The Spirit of Peace and Healing: Out of the Trauma of the 6/25 War, an exhibition of contemporary works by Korean artist Eunsook Lee, who grafts the tragedy of separation from the Korean War and the grief of wartime victims to brilliantly illuminated, articulately constructed installation art.

Meet rain or shine. Candles, light snack, and water provided.

Meet Korean War veterans in attendance and Visit their Memorial nearby

www.Remember727.org

For more information, contact Hannah Kim at hkim@remember727.org

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The Korean War was not just a war between Koreans. From 1950-1953, 1.8 million American men and women served in the Korean War, including 600,000 African Americans25,000 Japanese Americans, 20,000 Chinese Americans, and 148,000 Hispanic Americans. The U.S. suffered 54,246 casualties and 8,176+ plus POW/MIAs. 
 
In total, the Korean War involved 26 nations: UN Allied (23) -Republic of Korea, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Naval Support/Service: Japan, Medical: Denmark, Italy, Norway, India, Sweden; Communist Forces (3)- Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Soviet Union. 

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Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW
Washington, DC 20025

EMAIL

hannahkim@remember727.org

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