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제목 : HUFS Student Descendants of Korean War Veterans Visit the UN Memorial 글쓴이 : 전략홍보팀
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At 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2012, descendants of veterans of the Korean War who are studying at our university visited the UN Memorial Park in Nam-gu, Busan to mark the 62nd anniversary of the Korean War and pay their respects to their ancestors for their service.
This was the first ever such visit by veterans' descendants at HUFS. They were accompanied by a group of deans and President Park Chul of HUFS.
 
Official events were held, including a performance by a military band and a showing of video clips at 2:00 pm and paying respects and offering flowers at 2:30 in memory of the veterans' sublime spirit.   

President Park of HUFS said, “We shall never forget the sublime spirits of our grandfathers and fathers who laid down their lives to protect this nation's freedom and peace. In gratitude for their sacrifice and devotion, our university will do its utmost to develop their offspring as global leaders."

The ceremony was attended by professors of the Department of Turkish and student representatives of the HUFS International Model United Nations General Assembly. Turgut Alf Ozel (age 22, Division of International Sports and Leisure), a Turkish student at HUFS, said, "My grandfather always told me about the battle in the Yongin region. Now that I have an opportunity to pay my respects to my grandfather's friends who sacrificed their youth in the Korean War, my heart is pounding."

Together with the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs and the Korean War Memorial Foundation, HUFS has since 2010 granted assistance to foreign students who are descendents of Korean War veterans from countries that participated in the war effort. 

Currently, some 30 students from eight countries are given full tuition and boarding and study under diploma programs of their choice at HUFS. HUFS also implements Korea's largest domestic scholarship program for veterans' descendants. For this program, the Korean War Memorial Foundation assumed living expenses for 13 students in 2010  and the Aekyung Welfare Foundation donated a scholarship fund of 30 million won in 2012. 


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