Korean War Armistice Ceremony July 27 in Dearborn

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn

The Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council and the city of Dearborn, will present a ceremony marking the anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War at 6 p.m. Friday at the Henry Ford Centennial Library auditorium. Korean War vets salute the flag during the 2009 ceremony, which honors those who served and those who perished in the three-year conflict.

DEARBORN – The Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council and a variety of Korean-American organizations will commemorate the armistice that stopped the Korean War with a ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday in the auditorium of the Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave.

The public is invited.

The ceremony will commemorate the anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War and the 59th year of the signing of the armistice that ended the fighting.

“We will pause to pay respect to those Korean veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, including 26 men from Dearborn, and all those who served during the Koran War,” said John Ruselowski, chairman of the organizing committee and Korean War veteran.

“Many, if not most of us, have lost a loved one during the course of our lives in the wars of the United States. The Korean War was a victory for the United States and the 21 nations of the United Nations, who stopped communist aggression.”

The ceremony will include remarks by Mayor John O’Reilly Jr., Sen. Carl Levin and state Rep. George Darany.

Also participating are Consul General of the Republic of Korea Chul Huh and two representatives of the Korean American Committee of Metro Detroit: Chairman of the Board of Directors Jong Dae Kim and President Young Haw Chou (Yang).

Serving as bell ringer is Ryang Hong, who was awarded the South Korean Medal of Honor for his military service.

Following the ceremony, approximately 7 p.m., a public reception will be at Pvt. Joe Lyskawa Post 7546 VFW, 6828 Waverly in Dearborn Heights. This is a change from the previously published location. The move to a bigger facility was made due to the anticipated response. Korean and American food will be served.