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Ensemble ARI Concerts In Honor of the Korean War Memorial

On January 27 and 28 of this year, Ensemble ARI presented two concerts honoring the Korean War Memorial. This remarkable group of classically trained Korean musicians from the Bay Area was founded in 2013 by composer Jean Ahn, Ph.D. The Friday, January 27 concert took place at Christ Church in Berkeley, California, and the Saturday, January 28 concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, California. Both concerts began …Read More

Korean-American Student Group From the South Bay Visits the Memorial

On the morning of Saturday, January 14, a group of students from Santa Clara County made a special trip to visit the Korean War Memorial in San Francisco. The students are members of the Korean American Youth Leadership Program (KAYLP). Ms. Eunice Lee, KAYLP’s Founder and Director had arranged and coordinated the visit with KWMF, and the Foundation’s officers and supporters were there to meet the students upon their arrival. …Read More

Additional Tiles Available

Special Announcement: A Limited Number of Additional Commemorative Tiles Are Now Available The original design for the tile and plaque wall at the Korean War Memorial had room for 600 commemorative tiles total. That was the maximum that the wall could accommodate. And by the time the Memorial opened on August 1, 2016, all 600 had been taken by Korean War veterans or other donors. A number of veterans and …Read More

A Photographic Tour of the Korean War Memorial

Many of you, our donors and supporters, may not be able to visit the Korean War Memorial for one reason or another: time, distance, health, or other issues. With that in mind, the following is a brief photographic tour that will provide you with a glimpse of what your generosity has helped create. The Memorial is in San Francisco’s Presidio, once a renowned U.S. Army base and now a stunningly …Read More

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/