Date

July 25, 2015

Time

6:00pm

Location

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 6:00pm * 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. (On July 27, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Korean War Veterans Recognition Act, which officially designated July 27th as National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.)

Remember727 will host its 8th Annual Armistice Day Peace Concert & Vigil taking place at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on July 25, 2015 (Saturday), from 6:00-8:00pm (candle-lighting at 7:27pm).

Join us as we remember the “Forgotten War,” honor Korean War veterans and hope for peace on the Korean Peninsula, and wherever conflict persists.

This year, as America marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, which followed soon after we will also pay special tribute to Vietnam War veterans, including 50,000 Korean soldiers who fought alongside Americans, and hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese who were impacted as a result of the War.

There will be special performances and speeches throughout the program.

Carnations and candles will be provided for the wreath-laying and candle-lighting, as well as water and light snack.

Bring your entire family and friends to visit Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials, recognize the cost of freedom, and reflect on war and peace.

Meet rain or shine.

www.Remember727.org

For more information, or to volunteer, 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

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hannahkim@remember727.org

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