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Photo story: Turn Toward Busan ceremonies in UN Allied Nations


When the international Turn Toward Busan services were held on November11, 2015, veterans, family members, government officials and patriots in many nations turned in the direction of the United Nations Memorial Cemetery (35.1281° N, 129.0969° E) that is located in Busan.

At 11 a.m., they observed a minute of silence for the Korean War Fallen.

A huge service participated in by more than 2,000 was held in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan on the same day, under the direction of Minister Park Sung Choon of Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. At 11 a.m. everyone there observed the minute of silence.

Elsewhere in Korea, millions also observed the minute of silence for Korean War Fallen.

In Korea’s Blue House in Seoul, Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea, turned toward Busan at 11 a.m. with 140 of her aides and staff.

Since then, The Korean War Veteran has received photographs from several of the veterans groups in Australia, Canada, Scotland and the United States, which illustrate the participation of veterans in those nations in the international ceremony.

We received many other advisories of local services, but only a few included photographs.

These responses suggest the international success of this global tribute that has a goal of ensuring that the more than 40,000 soldiers from 21 allied nations who fell in the Korean War are never forgotten again, on that special day of remembrance.

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