Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembering the Korean War, a 65th Anniversary Exhibition, Sunday, November 8

Mr. Jin Lee of the Keumsil Cultural Society joined with the Veterans History Project  of the Niles Public Library to mount a handsome and extensive exhibition of memorabilia from his personal collection. The photographs, badges, news clippings, maps, photographs and other items can be viewed through November 30 in the 1st Floor Display Case in the library's Commons and upstairs in the 3rd Floor Franklin Gallery where the picture below was taken.
After the ribbon-cutting, Niles Village Trustee George Alpogianis, State Representative  John D'Amico, Mayor Andrew Przybylo, State Representative Laura Fine, Library Director Susan Lempke, Korean Consul General Sang-Il  Kim, and Jin Lee, Maine Township Township High School District 207 Board member, stand from left to right before the portrait of General Douglas MacArthur. The 5-star general planned the brilliant amphibious landing at Inchon on September 15, 1950 that would change the course of the war. The Korean War lasted from June 25, 1950 until July 27, 1953, concluding with an uneasy Armistice and the fixing of the 38th Parallel as the dividing line between North and South Korea. American troops continue to serve in the DMZ, the demilitarized zone.

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