For Immediate Release:
Laura Labay, 501-683-3702
Korean War Veterans to Receive Ambassador of Peace Medals
(July 9, 2014) Little Rock, Ark. – Secretary of State Mark Martin in coordination with the Republic of Korea, and the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs announces a medal presentation ceremony and dinner in honor of Arkansas Korean War Veterans. The event begins at 5 p.m. July 11 at the Association of Arkansas Counties.
“Six decades ago, more than 54,000 American soldiers died, 103,000 were wounded and 1,000 are still missing in action. We want all veterans to know their heroic service is not forgotten,” said Secretary of State Mark Martin. “We are honored to be a part of the upcoming ceremony, and proud to see our veterans recognized.”
The veterans will receive Ambassador of Peace Medals from South Korean Ambassador Suk-bum Park, the consul-general for the Republic of Korea’s Houston consulate.
Ambassador of Peace Medal Ceremony:
Date: July 11 2014
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Place: Association of Arkansas Counties
1415 W 3rd St, Little Rock, AR 72201