KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

TO COMMEMORATE READING OF THE FALLEN MISSING IN ACTION FROM THE KOREAN WAR

 

Washington, DC – The Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation will pay special tribute to the 7,700 Missing in Action (MIA) who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War with a remembrance ceremony with the “Reading of the Fallen”. This special event is open to the general public who will also have the opportunity to read names of the missing along with family members of the MIAs. This event will take place at the National Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, August 11, 2016 at 9:00AM with a short opening ceremony followed by the Reading of the Fallen.

 

Who:               Families of the Missing in Action

                        Defense Attache, and Staff, Embassy of the Republic of Korea

                        Members of Congress

                        Korean Community

                        Korean War Veterans

                        General Public          

 

Where:           National Korean War Veterans Memorial

Henry Bacon Drive (Next to the Lincoln Memorial)

Washington, DC

 

When:             Saturday, August 11, 2018

 

Time:              Opening Ceremony – 9:00AM

                        Reading of the Fallen MIAs – 9:20AM – 6:00PM

The purpose of the reading of the MIA names is to continue the Foundation's mission of educating the world about the Korean War and its impact to society, freedom and democracy. Four years ago, the Foundation started with a three day event reading of all of the American KIAs (36,574).

The following year, the Foundation honored the KIA KATUSAs (nearly 8,000) for their service with American Forces during the Korean War.

Last year, we honored the UN Forces that were killed in action and Embassy Attaches/Ambassadors were invited to participate in reading the names of their country's fallen heroes.

This year to coincide with the Department of Defense' Department of POW/MIA Accounting Agency's annual update to Korean War POW/MIA families and the recent release of 55 containers of remains from North Korea, the Foundation is sponsoring an event to allow family members and others to read the names of 7,700 MIAs.