Friday, June 23, 2017

MacArthur Statue to be Unveiled on Saturday at Korean War Remembrance Ceremony


News Release from City of Wilsonville
Posted on FlashAlert: June 23rd, 2017 11:12 AM
On Saturday, June 24, at 10:00 a.m. at the Korean War Memorial in Wilsonville's Town Center Park, 29600 Park Place, the Korean War Memorial Foundation of Oregon (KWMFO) is hosting a Korean War Remembrance Ceremony that is free and open to the public. The event is being held with assistance from the Oregon Trail Chapter Korean War Veterans Association.

This year the annual event includes a special unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of General Douglas MacArthur who served as the commander of the U.S. led United Nations forces during the war from 1950-1951. The statue was commissioned by the Korean War Memorial Foundation of Oregon and was fabricated and installed by Nick Christensen of Brodin Studios & NKC Sculptures Inc, a bronze sculpture artist based in Litchfield, Minnesota.

The purpose of the ceremony is to commemorate the start of the Korean War that began in June of 1950 and also to remember the 298 Oregonians that gave their lives during the war that ultimately resulted in providing freedom to the people of South Korea.

The event features major speakers, including:
* Tim Knapp, Mayor of Wilsonville
* Duk-ho Moon, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle
* Brig. General Mark Crosby, Oregon Military Department
* Joseph Glover, Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
* Kyeong Hei Won, Mayor of the City of Yeoju, Korea
* Bob Cassidy, President of the Oregon Trail Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association

The event also includes patriotic music, a flyover by the West Coast Ravens, the presence of many Korean War veterans, and special musical entertainment from a "Living Treasure" visiting from Korea.

For information or questions, email: Greg Caldwell at
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