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 will include performances by the Korean Traditional Music Pansori Institute, multi-instrumentalist David Tauler, Kollaboration DC champion Dave Yoon, and award-winning pianist Yera Anna Kim, along with an outdoor exhibition of The Spirit of Peace and Healing: Out of the Trauma of the 6/25 War, by contemporary artist Eunsook Lee, who gained widespread international acclaim for her displays of illuminated installation artwork in front of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and along the Korea’s DMZ.
And include the program:
Part I – Remembrance
6:25pm Performance & 7:00pm Wreathlaying ceremony led by Korean War veterans
Part II- Recognition
7:27pm Candlelighting – led by Elizabeth & Dennis Kucinich
Part III- Reconciliation
Speeches by Harriet Fulbright, Sister Jenna, and Shizumi Manale
Meet rain or shine. Candles, light snack, and water provided.
Meet Korean War veterans in attendance and Visit their Memorial nearby
For more information, contact Hannah Kim at email@example.com