2017 Reunion

We will be meeting in St. Louis again for our reunion. Dates are July 27 – 30, 2017. Click here for online hotel booking.  
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Speech from South Korean Director of International Affairs for MPVA at 2014 reunion

Commemorative Remarks Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Republic of Korea 2 August 2014, Louisville City, Kentucky State, USA Good evening Honorable Consul General Korean War Veterans and Family Members Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen…… I am very honored to be with you as the representative of Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. I would like to thank President Norwood, Korean Society and others for organizing this event… It is a very meaningful occasion for all of us who gather to honor and remember the sacrifices of those who fought, bled, went missing, and especially suffered brutal captivity during the Korean War. We are privileged to have with us one of your well known members, your historian, Mister Arden Rowley, who was 33 months a prisoner of war, and now is one of your greatest spokesmen and advocates (Mr. Rowley, Please stand up and give him a big round of applause) Proud Ex-Prisoner of War Veterans! I do not like to bring up and recall your pain, sufferings, sorrow and great sacrifice on this special occasion. But the record and the fact is clear on how all of you must have suffered so long ago, for my country, for this Great Nation and for a Better World! Nevertheless, our veteran paid a terrible price to safeguard freedom, the Korean War has often been termed the “Forgotten War.” Yet who could ever forget for a minute the great bravery, sacrifice and sufferings of the veterans here today as well as around the world, the war has never been forgotten. It is always with them! It is not a forgotten and fading memory, but a sharp reality in their hearts and minds. Indeed, many who became prisoners of war had experienced the most bitter and brutal of the fighting in Korea. We all know, the world now knows, that half of your comrades perished in those wretched prison camps, and all of you faced the greatest of dangers and deprivation, and hell, and agony for every day you were in captivity. We also know that nearly 8,000 of your comrades are still unaccounted for, and the remains of thousands still are beneath the ground at the old prison camp sites. After the Armistice Agreement, the prisoners of war began to be repatriated, the story of the bravery of all of you gradually became known, but not as well-known as it...
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2014 Reunion in Louisville, KY

July 27 – August 3, 2014 The Brown Hotel 335 West Broadway Louisville, Kentucky The room rate is $110.00 per day, plus tax, which includes all meeting and banquet space. The discounted rate will apply three (3) days prior and after the scheduled reunion dates to accommodate those who may wish to come early or stay late. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel direct at 502-583-1234 and refer to The Korean War EX-POW Association reunion dates July 27 – August 3, 2014, or call Central Reservations at 1-888-888-5252. The Brown Hotel is a luxurious facility located in downtown Louisville with plenty of nearby eateries and exciting entertainment to enjoy. Free trolley service is provided throughout the city. The hotel will provide complimentary airport shuttle on a 24-hour basis. Hotel will also provide a discounted rate at $10.00 for self-parking and $12.00 for valet parking per day for overnight guest and those attendees commuting to the reunion. To register for reunion activities online click...
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