Korean War Veterans Youth Corps (KWVYC)

KWVYC: The KWV Youth Corps (KWV YC) was launched on July 26, 2013 in Washington D.C. when we gathered in the nation’s capital to celebrate the 60th Anniversaries of the US-Korea Alliance and the Armistice. The KWV Digital Memorial Foundation formed KWV YC, which is a KWV descendant organization (your grandchildren or great grandchildren in high school and colleges, in their 20s and 30s) in order to keep the legacy of our heroes Korean War Veterans, memorialize their sacrifices, learn the lessons of the war and their services, and educate future generations.

Korean War Legacy Foundation (former KWV Digital Memorial Foundation): Construction of a community website that will host a professional database of interviews and artifacts collected from Korean War Veterans (currently 2.2 million KWVs). The website will preserve historical records for the use and education of future generations. Its purpose is: To create a permanent and efficient method of recoding the memories and experiences of Korean War veterans; To educate future generations about the sacrifices made by KWVs and to pass down lessons learned from the Korean War; To emphasize the importance of a mutual relationship between the United States and Republic of Korea that was built on the blood of Americans and Koreans; To symbolize the peace when the Armistice of 1953 is to be replaced with a peace treaty.

Graybeards articles by Jongwoo Han “Keeping the KWV Legacy Alive” November 11, 2012