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Korean War Monument Dedication in Hagerstown, MD

Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 14:00

The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee will participate, in conjunction with the Hagerstown KWVA chapter, Antietam Chapter 312, in the dedication of a monument dedicated to the Korean War on Sunday, 23 June 2013 at 1400. 

In mid 2010, the Antietam Chapter #312 leadership conceived the idea of erecting a monument dedicated to Washington County Veterans of the Korean War to ensure that this "forgotten war" would not be forgotten in Washington County, Maryland.  A committee was developed in 2010 and the idea was brought to life with the planning of concepts, site selection, and fund raising.  On 26 June 2012 ground breaking took place and construction was completed by 4 May 2013.  Finally, monument fabrication and placement was completed 6 June 2013.  The KW60 Committee now has the pleasure of being part of the dedication ceremeony.  Among the guest speakers include LTC Kang, Assistant Defense Attache, Korean Embassy and Delegate John P. Donoghue, State of Maryland House of Delegates.

The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee participated, in conjunction with the Hagerstown KWVA chapter, Antietam Chapter 312, in the dedication of a monument dedicated to the Korean War on Sunday, 23 June 2013 at 1400. 

In mid 2010, the Antietam Chapter #312 leadership conceived the idea of erecting a monument dedicated to Washington County Veterans of the Korean War to ensure that this "forgotten war" would not be forgotten in Washington County, Maryland.  A committee was developed in 2010 and the idea was brought to life with the planning of concepts, site selection, and fund raising.  On 26 June 2012 ground breaking took place and construction was completed by 4 May 2013.  Finally, monument fabrication and placement was completed 6 June 2013.  The KW60 Committee had the pleasure of being part of the dedication ceremony.  Among the guest speakers included LTC Kang, Assistant Defense Attache, Korean Embassy and Delegate John P. Donoghue, State of Maryland House of Delegates.  There were approximately 250 in attendance and about half were Korean War Veterans.

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Remembering Korean War With New Monument in Hagerstown – Herald-Mail

Korean War Monument Dedication – WHAG-TV (Video)

Location

Korean War Monument
Potomac Avenue & Mealey Parkway
Hagerstown, MD
United States