Photo from last year's wreathlaying memorial event hosted by Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. Photo from Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs Facebook page.
Photo from last year’s wreathlaying memorial event hosted by Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. Photo from Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs Facebook page.

The public is invited to attend the Annual Wreathlaying Ceremony as we Commemorate the Korean War Armistice 63rd Anniversary.

Veterans of the Korean War will join together at the Korean War Veterans Memorial, located on the Capitol Campus in Olympia for a Wreathlaying Event on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

The public is encouraged to attend to honor Washington State’s Korean War Veterans and their families.

The Korean War, known as the “Forgotten War,” took place June 1950 to July 1953. According to most estimates, more than 36,000 Americans died during the war, 103,000 were wounded, and 8,177 were listed as missing in action. More than five million Americans served in the war.

VIPS in attendance:

Consul General Mook Duk-ho – The Republic of Korea Consulate in Seattle

Colonel Omar Jones, Deputy Commander for Operations, 7th Infantry Division

Retired Army Major General John Hemphill

Korean War Veterans and Members of the Chosin Few

American Legion State Commander

State Regent of Daughters of the American Revolution

Aflie Alvarado-Ramos, Director, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

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