A top Korean official will be in Johnstown on May 16 to honor veterans of the Korean War from Cambria and Somerset counties as part of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the war.
Lt. Col. Kang Moonho of the Korean embassy in Washington, D.C., will attend a event that starts at 6 p.m. with a reception and dinner at the Pasquerilla Conference Center in downtown Johnstown. Representatives from the U.S. Defense Department’s 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee also will be present.
More than 200 veterans and their guests are expected.
That evening, Kang will place a wreath at Memorial Park, located across the street from the conference center.
Entertainment for the reception will be provided by Lou Stein’s All That Jazz. Stein is a Korean War veteran.
Guest speaker for the event will be Col. David J. Clark, director of the Korean War commemoration committee.
“I am extremely honored to be returning to Pennsylvania,
a state with one of the largest Korean War veteran populations in the nation,” Clark said.
“It is a special pleasure to meet and recognize the Korean War veterans from Cambria and Somerset counties.”
Any company or individual who would like to sponsor the event or anyone who wishes to purchase tickets should call the Armed Forces Event Committee at 533-1781 or visit ArmedForcesEvent@yahoo.com.
No tickets will be available at the door.
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