The Korean American Association of Bakersfield and the Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 211, will conduct a wreath-laying ceremony today to honor Kern County Veterans who were killed in action during the Korean War. The event, open to the public, will be at the Korean War Veterans Memorial at 11:00 a.m. The Memorial is located in the southeast corner of Jastro Park which is located on Truxtun Avenue at Myrtle Street.
Friday’s ceremony will include a presentation of colors, pledge of allegiance, singing of the National Anthems of the United States and Korea, guest speakers, placing of a wreath, rifle salute and playing of taps. Visiting dignitaries from Bakersfield’s Sister City, Bucheon, South Korea, will be participating in the observance and an elected official of Bucheon is scheduled to be one of the speakers.
Mr. Michael Sabol, a Marine Corps veteran and president of the local Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association stated, “We are grateful for the community’s support shown to our Korean War Veterans in Kern County, and we appreciate the friendship of the Korean American Community and the people of South Korea”.
The Korean War Veterans Associations’ mission is to honor those who were killed in action during that war as well as to honor all service members who served during that time. They accomplish this goal through community outreach and education in Kern County.
-courtesy Kern County Veterans Service Dept