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Korean War Memorial Foundation of Oregon Invites People to 2023 Korean War Memorial Ceremony

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Korean War Memorial Foundation of Oregon Invites People to 2023 Korean War Memorial Ceremony

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The Korean War Memorial Foundation of Oregon cordially invites people to join them at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at the Oregon Korean War Memorial in Town Center Park (29600 SW Park Place, Wilsonville, OR 97070) for a “Preview” of the Oregon Korean War Memorial Interpretive Center.

On this day they will also commemorate the signing of the Armistice to end the fighting of the Korean War, and the 70th Anniversary of the alliance between the US and ROK. To learn more, click on the flyer or visit www.kwmfo.org.

About the Korean War Memorial Foundation of Oregon (KWMFO)

The mission of the Korean War Memorial Foundation of Oregon (KWMFO) is to honor our Korean War veterans and to educate the public, especially young people, about the Korean War and the lessons that were learned. KWMFO engages in activities that support the mission, including:

•Participating in the improvement of the Oregon Korean War Memorial and in activities related to the Memorial. This includes the addition of a bronze statue of General Douglas McArthur in June of 2017, the placement of named bricks honoring veterans and loved ones in front of the memorial, and the opening of the Oregon Korean War Memorial Interpretive Center, scheduled for July 29, 2023.

•Organizing programs to acknowledge and honor our Korean War veterans and their families. Each year KWMFO organizes events at the Memorial to commemorate Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and either the start or the end of the Korean War – June 25th or July 27th.

•Hosting ceremonies and events to recognize the contributions of Americans and Koreans in defense of a free, democratic Republic of Korea. The ceremonies regularly welcome and honor Korean Defense veterans who have served in Korea after the Korean War. The board of KWMFO includes Korean Defense veterans as well as Korean War veterans.

•Promoting educational outreach efforts to students in Oregon and around the world. A few Oregon middle schools have exchange programs with Korea. When the Korean students visit Oregon each year, KWMFO arranges for the students to meet and listen to the stories of our Korean War veterans.

•Designing and building an Oregon Korean War Memorial Interpretive Center. The Oregon Korean War Memorial Interpretive Center is currently under construction and set to open in early-mid August.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to Host Town Hall in Salem on July 27th

Digital Flyer: TAPS Town Hall Invite.pdf

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will host a Town Hall on Thursday, July 27 (tomorrow), in Salem, Oregon at 230 Geer Drive.

The Town Hall will run from 3-5 p.m. PT and will be an informational briefing on TAPS. Click the flyer above to learn more or visit https://www.taps.org/

About TAPS

TAPS is the national nonprofit organization providing compassionate care and comprehensive resources for all those grieving the death of a military or veteran loved one. 

Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.

TAPS provides a variety of programs to survivors nationally and worldwide. Our National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp has been held annually in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional survivor seminars for adults and youth programs at locations across the country, as well as retreats and expeditions around the world. Staff can get you connected to counseling in your community and help navigate benefits and resources.

If you are grieving the loss of a fallen service member, or if you know someone who can use our support, the TAPS 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline is always available toll-free with loving support and resources at 800-959-TAPS (8277).

If you are here because our mission to care for the families of America’s fallen heroes speaks to you as well, we welcome you to connect with us about givingvolunteeringprofessional engagement or careers.

TAPS is a national nonprofit 501(c)3 Veterans Service Organization and is not part of, or endorsed by, the Department of Defense.

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