On October 30, 2019, 90 Korean War veterans and their families from Cobb and the surrounding counties took part in a long overdue public recognition of their military service at a certificate and peace medal presentation ceremony at the Cobb County Civic Center. The honors ceremony was hosted by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. County Commission Chairman Mike Boyce welcomed Consul General Young Jun Kim of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta and Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby to present Korean War veterans who signed up for the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador for Peace Medal and Georgia’s Certificate of Honor; both presented for honorable military service during the Korean War.
We were fortunate enough to greet each and every veteran, shake their hands, and thank them for their service. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea greeted each veteran as well and placed the medal on them personally. We are grateful for the service and sacrifice of each veteran.
Thank you to the Georgia Department of Veterans Services (GDVS), Consulate General’s office, POSCO America, our sponsors, Cobb PARKS leadership & staff, Cobb Communications, Senior Services, the Korean War Veterans steering committee, our VIP reception attendees, and elected officials for your support and work on this outstanding event.
Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Vietnam or Korean War is eligible to receive the certificate and lapel pin. If you are or know a Korean War Veteran or a Vietnam Veteran, the GDVS would like to thank you for your service. Please contact them at veterans.georgia.gov or 404-656-5933.
90 Korean War veterans were recognized. Photo by Aikwah Leow