Dr. Sang Won Park, Appointed Major General (Honorary) for the United States National Defense Corps
Diplomat Times (Los Angeles)- US National Defence Corps(USNDC 8th,Eagle Division) held an appointment ceremony for an honorary general of the US National Defence Corps in commemoration of Korean American Day, which commemorates the 119th anniversary of Korean immigration to the United States.
On the 17th Korean American Day, President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea and President Biden of the United States of America encouraged and congratulated Korean Americans through written congratulatory messages.
President Moon Jae-in said, “The Korean American community is the pride of both Korea and the United States. This year marks the 140th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and the United States. “Korea-US relations have developed by responding together to the challenges of the times,” he said. Including the Korean language school, the government will strengthen support for educational projects for future generations.”
President Biden said, “The Korean immigrants who arrived on the shores of Hawaii on this day in 1903 opened a new chapter in the story of the great America,” and “since that day, Koreans have helped shape the growth, strength, and prosperity of our country.” “Our shared history of sacrifice and dedication to the United States will undoubtedly shape the future for generations to come.” .” The significance of Korean American Day was put into it.
The appointment ceremony as an honorary general of the US National Defence Corps was held with the presiding officer Myung-Sook Park and the opening prayer of Division Commander Ki-Soo Lim National rites and martyrdom of Korean Americans. Patriotism Following the silent tribute to the patriotic spirits of the United States and the 17th Korean American Day, President Moon Jae-in’s written congratulatory message was read by Ki Soo Lim, and the congratulatory message by US President Biden was read by Dr. Sang Won Park
The United States National Defence Corps(USNDC) Honorary General Appointment Certificate and Rank Conferment were awarded to Honorary General Dr. Sang
Won Park by Division Commander Ki Soo Lim.
History of Korean American Day
On January 13, 1903, a group of 102 immigrants, mostly young men, arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on the RMS Gaelic. They were the first Korean immigrants to arrive in the United States, and sought a better life, hoping to find work in the sugarcane plantations.
The holiday was first celebrated in 2002 and is recognized by the United States government, but is not a federal holiday.