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New Wall of Names at Korean War Memorial to be Unveiled in Washington

Written: 2022-07-27 14:33:56Updated: 2022-07-27 16:48:00

New Wall of Names at Korean War Memorial to be Unveiled in Washington

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The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will soon have a new remembrance wall bearing the names of 43-thousand-808 U.S. troops and embedded Korean troops who died during the war.

While a formal ceremony marking the completion of the Wall of Remembrance at the memorial on the National Mall is scheduled for Wednesday, around 500 people, including bereaved family members, were given a preview on Tuesday.

Wednesday marks the 69th anniversary of the signing of the armistice agreement.

Meanwhile, some three-thousand people, including defense minister Lee Jong-sup and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, are set to attend Wednesday's ceremony.

U.S. President Joe Biden, who was recently confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 and remains in recovery, is not expected to be present.

Veterans affairs minister Park Min-shik, scheduled to read out President Yoon Suk Yeol's commemorative message, called the monument a symbol of the bilateral alliance.

Seoul shouldered 26-point-six billion won of the 27-point-four-billion-won project, the first U.S.-based memorial monument to carry the names of members of the Korean Augmentation to the United States Army, generally referred to as “KATUSA.”

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