South Korea to honor Georgia’s Korean War veterans

Georgia’s Korean War veterans will be honored Thursday in a ceremony with South Korea.

Bok-ryeol Rhyou, the Korean Consulate General in Atlanta’s deputy consul general, is expected to give veterans copies of “Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth.” The book, produced cooperatively with the United States, commemorates the 60th anniversary last year of the Korean War Military Armistice Agreement.

State officials estimate 75,000 Georgians served during the Korean War. Some 58,000 Korean War veterans currently call Georgia home.

The ceremony will be held at the state’s war veterans nursing home in Augusta.