South Korean minister visits Middle TN to honor war vets - WSMV Channel 4

South Korean minister visits Middle TN to honor war vets

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

An official from South Korea is visiting Nashville and Murfreesboro on Wednesday to honor veterans of the Korean War.

Sung-Choon Park, minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, will pay tribute to city officials and local veterans for their support of South Korea.

Park will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Memorial on Legislative Plaza and a Rose of Sharon tree planting near the Korean Veterans Boulevard Bridge.

A luncheon will be held at the Opryland Hotel to honor Tennessee veterans who served in the Korean War.

Park will then visit Murfreesboro to present Medals of Peace to Korean veterans at the Alvin York Veterans Medical Center and Tennessee State Veterans' Home.

More than 54,000 Americans were killed during the Korean War, including 816 Tennesseans.

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