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The Korean War and Honoring Veterans

Armistice Day Salute 2021

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 12:00 PM
Since its founding by General James A. Van Fleet, the Korea Society has honored the service and sacrifice of Korean war veterans. This video salute features remarks on the anniversary of the signing of the 1953 Armistice by Society president and CEO Tom Byrne, Korean Consul General Ambassador Chang Won-sam, Korea Society board chair and former Ambassador to Korea Kathleen Stephens, Korea Society board member and former Commander Walter “Skip”… Read More

The Korean War at 70

Monday, November 30, -0001 | 12:00 AM
A curated collection of programs that mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War by exploring its legacy and impact, featuring videos, podcasts, publications, and events. 2020 Annual GalaVideo Presentation on Korean War Veterans||| Daily News: OPINION |70 years later, remember the ‘The Forgotten War’ and appreciate the South Korean-American relationship In a new article for New York Daily News, Korea Society president Thomas Byrne writes, "As… Read More
The Korea Society honors the service and sacrifice of veterans on the anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, signed on July 27, 1953. This live, virtual ceremony combines historic video with remarks from Korea Society President Tom Byrne, the Korean Consul General to New York, Ambassador Won-sam Chang, Korean War Veterans Area Commander Salvatore Scarlato, and Korean War Veteran and retired US Congressman Charles Rangel. Scarlato and Rangel will receive… Read More
Korean War veterans advocate Hannah Y. Kim joins policy director Jonathan Corrado for a conversation on her global journey to meet Korean War veterans. Kim, founder of Remember 727 and former chief of staff to Congressman Charles Rangel, highlights the discussion with photos from her travels. The Korean War at 70 Honoring Korean War Veterans from around the World with Hannah Y. Kim Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 12PM The… Read More

The Korean War at 70: Veteran Tales

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 12:00 PM
Korean War Veterans area commander and Long Island chapter head Sal Scarlato shares reflections on the Korean War years in conversation with senior director Stephen Noerper. Scarlato, a Marine veteran, offers insights on the sacrifice of those who served and efforts to raise awareness of the service and valor of Korean War veterans. Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), this program will now be conducted virtually. This live session will… Read More


Friday, July 26, 2019 | 12:00 PM
66th Anniversary of Signing of Korean War Armistice to be Commemorated Friday, July 26, 2019 at Noon in Battery Park Dozens of U.S. and South Korean Veterans, Council Member Vallone, and Korean Consul General to Attend as Plaque with Updated Casualties Statistics Unveiled JULY 26, 2019 — NEW YORK —A ceremony to honor those who served in the Korean War will take place on Friday, July 26, 2019, at 12… Read More


Friday, July 27, 2018 | 12:00 PM
JULY 27, 2018 — NEW YORK — A memorial ceremony for veterans of the Korean War will take place on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 12 noon at the New York Korean War Veterans Memorial in Battery Park. The event, which marks the 65th Anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement, is hosted by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Korea Society, which promotes awareness, understanding and cooperation between the… Read More

Last Ship in the Harbor

Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 5:00 PM
Description: With the enemy hot on his heels, Admiral J. Robert Lunney helped board 14,000 North Korean refugees onto the SS Meredith Victory as part of one of the most audacious humanitarian evacuations in history. Ultimately, 98,100 civilians were saved. There are over one million descendants of the Heungnam evacuees living in South Korea today. Among them, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, whose parents and sister were aboard the SS… Read More

Heungnam Remembered

Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 4:00 PM
Author Ned Forney and retired Admiral J. Robert Lunney discussed the Heungnam Evacuation and Lunney’s “Ship of Miracles” in this special holiday event commemorating the United Nation’s first humanitarian evacuation. Forney spoke to his major Seoul daily release profiling six descendants of those saved, including South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Lunney, who welcomed President Moon to Virginia during his first US visit as President, shares reflections on those harrowing days,… Read More