Korean Consulate General Moon Duk-Ho awarded 12 Korean War veterans with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal on Nov. 2 at Edmonds Community College’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony.
The war has long been referred to as “The Forgotten War,” which took place from 1950 to 1953.
Washington state Rep. Cindy Ryu, the first Korean American woman to be mayor of a U.S. city, said the service and sacrifice of both Korean and American soldiers during the Korean War brought democracy and a strengthened economy to her home, in South Korea.
The City of Lynnwood has worked with the Consulate General to establish a sister-city relationship with Damyang, Korea.
Edmonds Community College is home to the college’s Veterans Resource Center.