Korean War Memorial Opening Ceremony—Mon. Aug. 1 in San Francisco


San Francisco, CA, Wednesday July 20, 2016: On Monday, August 1, hundreds of the dwindling number of Korean War veterans and their families and descendants will gather in the Presidio of San Francisco for the long-awaited Opening Ceremony of the Korean War Memorial. They’ll be joined by government and business leaders, donors, supporters, and friends from all over the United States, the Republic of Korea, and other nations. Members of the public are also welcome to attend this landmark event.

The ceremony will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the junction of Lincoln Boulevard and Sheridan Avenue in the Presidio. It will commence in the San Francisco National Cemetery, where 2,273 Americans who fought in that so-called “Forgotten War” are buried, and will then move to the adjacent Korean War Memorial for a ribbon-cutting that will officially open the Memorial to the public.

Artist’s rendering of Memorial design by Art Zendarski.

Artist’s rendering of Memorial design by Art Zendarski.

The ceremony will feature brief remarks by U.S. and Korean leaders, including Ahn Ho-young, Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United States; Pete McCloskey, U.S. Congressman, 1967-1983, and former President & Chair, Korean War Memorial Foundation; Choi Wan Keun, Vice Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, Republic of Korea; Judge Quentin L. Kopp (Ret.), President & Chair, Korean War Memorial Foundation; Nancy Hellman Bechtle, Chair, 2008-2016, the Presidio Trust; and Kim Jung-hoon, Member of the National Assembly, Republic of Korea. Please see the invitation, program, and map below for full details.

Questions? Please contact:

Gerard Parker
Executive Director
(415) 250-8518
Korean War Memorial Foundation
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 313A
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 817-1858
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