A commemorative wreath will be presented at the Korean War Memorial in Danbury this morning. The memorial at Rogers Park is the only Korea War Memorial in the state of Connecticut. The ceremony is at 10am.
The Danbury War Memorial says the visit by Korean War Veterans’ Ambassadress Hannah Kim is part of an ambitious three-month journey visiting memorials in all 50 states, to honor and remember those who served, and to help promote peace on the Korean Peninsula.
The Wall of Remembrance, an addition to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, was approved by Congress in 2016, but a lack of funding has delayed its construction for two years. As a result, the names of the nearly 37,000 Americans who died in Korea are still waiting to be inscribed for posterity. 77 Korean War soldiers from Connecticut are still unaccounted for.