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Korean War Hero from Sonoma Finally Gets to See the Memorial

Theodore H. “Ted” Chenoweth has been unable to visit the new Korean War Memorial since it first opened in August. The Korean War veteran no longer drives, and he has had some trouble getting around lately. So the long trek from his home in Sonoma wasn’t practical. The situation changed on October 6, however, when KWMF’s Gerard Parker paid him a surprise visit and drove him down for a “private …Read More

First Veterans Day Remembrance At Korean War Memorial

On November 11, KWMF’s officers gathered with a few friends and supporters at the Korean War Memorial for its first Veterans Day remembrance. It was an informal but meaningful ceremony. The ceremony began with brief remarks by KWMF’s officers and Deputy Consul General Kim Jimin of the Korean Consulate General in San Francisco. Then Judge Kopp and Deputy Consul General Kim placed a commemorative wreath in front of the Memorial …Read More

An Old Friend Visits the Memorial

On November 10, Han Dong-man, Seoul-based Deputy Minister for Overseas Koreans and Consular Affairs, was in San Francisco on government business briefly, for less than twenty-four hours. Yet he managed to find the time to visit the Korean War Memorial, reconnect with his close KWMF friends, and present a ceremonial wreath in honor of those who served. This was a most fitting reunion, given the fact that the Deputy Minister …Read More

KWMF’s New Education Program—Off to a Great Start

KWMF has now launched its new Korean War Education Program in San Francisco. The program is designed to help young people understand the causes of that war, the sacrifices made, the outcome, and the lessons learned. The debut session took place on November 16, 2016 in front of a class of Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) students at Lowell High School. KWMF Director of Education Wallace T. “Wally” Stewart …Read More

At Last, a Wall of Remembrance for the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC

Please view a news video about Colonel Weber and the Wall of Remembrance, courtesy of the Gray Washington News Bureau. We at KWMF first brought attention to Colonel Weber in our newsletter in 2014. Please see our story about Colonel Weber for additional details on his efforts to get this wall built, and on his distinguished military career.

New Korean War Documentary—”The Battle of Chosin”—Now Available on PBS

American Experience, the highly popular PBS history series, has just released a new documentary on the Korean War. “The Battle of Chosin” focuses on that epic campaign in the freezing final months of 1950. If you missed “The Battle of Chosin” when it aired on PBS, you can still watch it online on the PBS website’s American Experience page: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/chosin/

Korean War Memorial Opening Ceremony Media Coverage

Opening Ceremony of the Korean War Memorial: A Summary of Leading Media Coverage to Date Click any headline below to read that story on the publisher’s website. San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Quentin Kopp at the Korean War Memorial Korea Times, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 (Korean language) 위용 드러낸 서부 최대 ‘한국전 참전비’ San Francisco Examiner, Sunday, July 31, 2016 Etched in history: Korean War veterans honored in …Read More

Korean War Memorial Opening Ceremony—Mon. Aug. 1 in San Francisco

NEWS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE San Francisco, CA, Wednesday July 20, 2016: On Monday, August 1, hundreds of the dwindling number of Korean War veterans and their families and descendants will gather in the Presidio of San Francisco for the long-awaited Opening Ceremony of the Korean War Memorial. They’ll be joined by government and business leaders, donors, supporters, and friends from all over the United States, the Republic of …Read More