join us July 23, 2016
9th Annual Armistice Day Peace Concert & Vigil
July 23, 2016 6pm – 8pm
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
What is Remember 727?
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 Americans, 25,000 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 25 nations: UN Allied (22) -Republic of Korea, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Medical: Denmark, Italy, Norway, India, Sweden; Communist Forces (3)- Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Soviet Union.
The Korean War claimed lives of more than 2.5 million Koreans and separated more than 10 million Korean families, including 100,000 Korean Americans who have yet to meet their families in the North.
The 3-mile wide buffer zone between the two Koreas, known as the DMZ, is the most heavily armed border in the world. Today the Two Koreas remain the only divided nation in the world and is technically at war.
In a nutshell
A few highlights of the event include...
Brief remarks by
Sergeant Ashenafi Kebede who fought in the Korean War as part of the Imperial Ethiopian Bodyguard
Derrick Dockery, former NFL player (Redskins guard) and grandson of Korean War veteran and founder of Yellow Ribbons United
Chahee Stanfield, Divided Families Coalition
Mary Hiatt, Me & Korea (Korean War orphans/Korean adoptees)
Dr. Ashfaq Ishaq, Chairman, International Child Art Foundation
Commissioner H.E Dr. Brandon Jones, Office of the Commissioner, An IGO, at the United Nations
Wreath Laying Ceremony
with ASL performance by Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson, ASL Theatrical Performance Company B.E.L.I.E.V.E.
Let There Be Peace on Earth & God Bless America by The Medical Musical Group, Chorale and Symphony Orchestra dedicated to America’s Veterans
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Remember 727 by Slidely Slideshow
[111th Congress Public Law 41] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [[Page 123 STAT. 1962]] Public Law 111-41 111th Congress An Act To amend title 4, United States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States on National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. Be it enacted by the Senate and House[…]