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April 4, 2005
Contact: Jeff Weinberg, (785) 864-4168.

Korean War Memorial dedication to take place at KU April 16


LAWRENCE -- Dignitaries from three continents will be on hand for the dedication of the Korean War Memorial at the University of Kansas at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16.

The program will take place at the memorial, located on the hill above Potter Lake on Memorial Drive, just west of the campanile. It will include remarks by Chancellor Robert Hemenway; Jong Woo Han, former president and publisher of the Korea Herald who is president of the SungKok Journalism Foundation; Yong L. Kim, a Kansas City businessman and supporter of the project; and a student leader from KU's ROTC program.

KU's ROTC will post the colors and perform "Taps" as part of the dedication ceremonies.

Other invited guests will include city, county and state elected leaders; Kansas legislators; representatives from Fort Leavenworth; Y.B. Min, chairman of YBM-Sisa Corp. and founder of the International Communications Foundation in Korea; Suk Kee Yoh, chairman of the International Communications Foundation in Korea; Y.K. Lee, board member of the International Communications Foundation; C.K. Park, officer of the International Communications Foundation; Keum Dong Han, the Kansas representative in Korea for the Trade Development Division of the Kansas Department of Commerce; Won Ho Chang, of Los Angeles; Kwang Sun Kim, a KU graduate and dean of the graduate school at Korea University of Technology and Education; Sir Robert Worcester, a London resident who was stationed in Korea following his graduation from KU in 1955; veterans groups from across Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska; and KU faculty, staff and students.

Seating will be available on Memorial Drive. To indicate attendance, please call (785) 864-3131. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be conducted at the same time in Budig Hall on Jayhawk Boulevard.
Memorial Drive will be closed during the event. Parking will be available at Carruth-O'Leary and Joseph R. Pearson lots and along Jayhawk Boulevard. Parking for people with disabled-parking permits will be immediately west of the dedication site on Memorial Drive.

"Korea: A Divided Nation on the World Stage," a series of public conferences, films and exhibits, will take place during the week preceding the dedication. All events are free and open to the public.

Participants are encouraged to preregister for the events by e-mail at rhacker@ku.edu. Participants who preregister will receive information packets. A complete schedule of events is at www.ceas.ku.edu/koreanMemorial/.

Forty-four KU alumni, students, faculty and staff were killed in the Korean War.

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