S.Korea to Honor Veterans in Early Armed Forces Day Event

  • Arirang News

    September 15, 2017 08:27

    South Korea will hold an event for Armed Forces Day later this month to commemorate the nation's veterans and active-duty servicemen and women. 

    It will be held on Sept. 28, three days earlier than usual, because the long Chuseok holiday already crowds the schedule in early October.

    Armed Forces Day is officially observed on Oct. 1, the day in 1950 when South Korean forces broke through the 38th parallel during the Korean War.

    This year's ceremony will take place at the headquarters of the Navy's Second Fleet in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, close to the sea border where the two Koreas have engaged in several deadly clashes in the past. It is the first event of its kind to be held at a Navy facility.

    The military plans to display several strategic weapons such as Hyunmu ballistic missiles as a show of force against North Korea.

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