July 22, 2021 13:40
A Korean American who founded a non-profit support group for Korean War veterans has been named deputy assistant secretary to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Hannah Kim (38), the founder of Remember 727 and former chief of staff to veteran Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel, will be in charge of PR for the department.
Kim was instrumental in establishing National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day in 2009. She founded Remember 727 with fellow Korean Americans to honor veterans. It has been holding candlelight vigils in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. every year.
In 2017, Kim traveled 26 countries to thank over 200 Korean War veterans in person. The following year, she visited veterans in all 50 states of the U.S.
Kim moved to the U.S. at the age of six, and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles and George Washington University. She is also active in connecting the Korean community with mainstream American politicians.
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