The eventful 2019 is drawing to a close. I would like to thank all of you for attending the tonight’s event to wrap up this year at a very busy time. I wish you a Merry Christmas and blessed new year.
The Korea America Friendship Society has been hosting the Korea America Friendship Night successfully every year, referred to as ‘June Festival’, lest we forget the Korean War and to comfort the U.S. service members who has been doing their best to keep the freedom and peace on the Korean Peninsula, and to strengthen our resolve of the ROK-US alliance.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, This is Han Chul Soo, President of Korea America Friendship Society. Before beginning my welcoming remarks for tonight’s event, I would like to express my deepest condolences and pray for the repose of the late George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, passed away on November 30, 2018….
“Duty. Honor. Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, and what you will be.” – General Douglas MacArthur, May 12, 1962
I think the Vice Minister Cho just said everything that I wanted to say, it’s an honor again to be here to once again be invited and be asked to speak at an event in which we have so many people on whose shoulders this alliance rests everday…
I didn’t know exactly what I was about to encounter, but I grabbed my pink visor hat and sprinted to the gate, ready to embark on this new journey. It was the summer of 2004. My family and I had two carts stacked…