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Man J. Kim’s 14th Annual Appreciation Dinner for Korean War Veterans

photo of crowd gathered at Golden Gate Grill

On the early evening of June 25, 2017, not long after the commemoration ceremony at the Korean War Memorial that afternoon, KWMF 1st Vice President and San Francisco restaurateur Man J. Kim hosted his 14th Annual Korean War Veterans Appreciation Dinner at his Golden Gate Grill restaurant in San Francisco. More than 150 people attended the gala event, which features great food, wine, and live entertainment by local Korean-American performers. It’s always free of charge for any Korean War veteran and guest, and has become a beloved annual tradition for the local veterans’ community. Here are some photographic memories of the evening:

photo of crowd gathered at Golden Gate Grill

A lively gathering
Photo by Chin Kim, SF Journal

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A Korean War veteran and his bride enjoying the evening
Photo by Chin Kim, SF Journal

photo of dancers dancing

Korean fan dancers in traditional garb
Photo by Art Curtis, KWMF

photo of traditional Korean drummers playing for the crowd

Korean drummers
Photo by Art Curtis, KWMF

photo of young dancers performing

The young generation of Korean dancers
Photo by Chin Kim, SF Journal

photo of Man J. giving two-dollar bills to kids

Host Man J. Kim presents crisp new $2 bills as mementos to the young performers
Photo by Chin Kim, SF Journal

photo of large restaurant audience applauding performers

An appreciative audience
Photo by Chin Kim, SF Journal