SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The Headquarters of the Marine Corps announced that they will hold a ceremony to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the recapturing of Seoul. The ceremony will be dedicated to honoring those who fought in the war.
At the event, which will be hosted together with the Seoul Metropolitan Government, key personnel including mayor Park Won-soon and the Commander of the Marine Corps, Lee Sang-hoon, are expected to attend, accompanied by as many as 2,500 veterans of the war.
The highlight of the event will be the reenactment of the retaking of Seoul, and the hoisting of the Korean national flag.
As a Marine Corps officer wearing a combat uniform from the past mounts guard, an exemplary Marine Corps officer, veteran, reservist and citizen representative will hold a giant Korean Flag and head towards city hall. Then, a drone will deliver the flag to an individual who will hoist it from the flagpole on top of Seoul City Hall.
The recapture of Seoul was a historic event that returned freedom and hope to Seoul, which was under enemy rule for 90 days. The Marine Corps raised the Korean flag on top of the Capitol Building on September 27, 1950. As a result, on September 28, the city government could return to its post, and on the 29th, a ceremony celebrating the return to the capital was held with president Lee Seung-man and General Douglas MacArthur.
President Truman praised the raising of the Korean flag, which was at the time a ‘hidden exploit that was unknown to the public’, and sent an award certificate to the Korean Marine Corps.
The Marine Corps celebrate this glorious day of triumph through the ceremony every year.
By M. H. Lee (email@example.com)