The Korean War Memorial 
America-Korean Alliance Peace Park

  
          Moment of Silence to be Held to Commemorate
                 the 66th Anniversary of the Korean War


 

June 23, 2016 – North Wales, PA – The Korean War Memorial America-Korean Alliance Peace Park Committee asks all Pennsylvanians to hold a moment of silence at 4:00 pm EST on Saturday, June 25 to commemorate the beginning of the Korean War.  On June 25, 1950 at exactly 4:00 pm, hostilities commenced on the Korean Peninsula when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south. During the War, US forces suffered a total of 137,250 casualties, including 36,940 killed, 92,134 wounded, 3,737 missing in action and 4,439 captured.  United States and Republic Of Korea armed forces, to this day, serve together on the peninsula as peacekeeping forces.

 “On this most solemn day it is our duty as Americans to honor those Americans and Koreans who served so bravely and sacrificed so much in the name of peace,” stated Representative Brendan Boyle, Co-Chair of the Korean War Memorial America-Korean Alliance Peace Park Committee.  “It is our commitment that these sacrifices will always be remembered and honored through this moment of silence and the permanent Korean War Memorial America-Korean Alliance Peace Park being created in Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania”

 The Korean War Memorial America-Korean Alliance Peace Park is planned to be located in Memorial Grove in Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania.  The Korean War Memorial America-Korean Alliance Peace Park will feature a path of bricks dedicated to Korean War servicemen and servicewoman and their families leading to a granite memorial with an elevated pedestal with Korean and American solder statues standing guard eternally.    The land was graciously donated by Montgomery Township and the all-volunteer Korean War Memorial America-Korean Alliance Peace Park Committee has been working diligently since 2014 to solicit the support and donations to make the Memorial and Peace Park a reality.

About Korean War Memorial America-Korean Alliance Peace Park Committee

Korean War Memorial America-Korean Alliance Peace Park Committee - Originally founded in 2014, the Korean War Memorial America-Korean Alliance Peace Park Committee is dedicated to creating a permanent Memorial and Peace Park in Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania to honor those Americans and Korean Americans who served and made the ultimate sacrifice to secure peace on the Korean Peninsula.  The Korean War Memorial America-Korean Alliance Peace Park Committee is co-chaired by Representative Brendan Boyle, State Representative Kate Harper, State Representative Thomas Murt, State Representative Todd Stephens, and Mr. Kwang Soo Lee, and membership comprises civic and community leaders from the Greater Philadelphia Area.  For more information about this important project, please visit the Korean War Memorial America-Korean Alliance Peace Park   website at www.koreanwarmemorialpeacepark.com