In time for the 70th anniversary of the Korean War on June 25th, 2020, this website has been created by Hannah Y Kim, founder of Remember727, an organization established in 2008 to honor Korean War veterans and promote peace on the Korean Peninsula.
To thank and interview veterans, Hannah has traveled a total of 132,100 miles across 6 continents in 30 countries that participated in the Korean War (1950-1953), including all 50 states and 4 U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the American Samoa.
This online portal contains photos from nearly 180 memorials she has visited and 400 videos of approximately 1,200 veterans she has met throughout her journeys between 2017 and 2019.
The U.S. content alone includes more than 1,000 photos of nearly 100 memorials Hannah has visited, accompanied by a video of her interviews with local veterans and supporters at each site during her 90-day tour across America in 2018.
Hannah is the former chief of staff to retired U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel, a decorated Korean War veteran, and the official Ambassadress of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation USA (KWVMF). Her devoted activism began in 2008 at the age of 24 when she lobbied Congress to enact legislation, signed by President Barack Obama in 2009, which established July 27 as the National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day in the United States.
Through this website, Hannah hopes that those who died fighting for our freedoms will be remembered and honored all around the world. She also wishes to convey the gratitude of the Korean people, who remain thankful for the sacrifices of the veterans.
Special recognition goes out to her family, friends, and supporters (such as prominent Korean Americans such as former U.S. Congressman Jay Kim, Dura Coat Chairman Mike Hong and PCI Chairman Spencer Kim), who donated towards Hannah’s travels to express their appreciation for the veterans. She is thankful to the Naeil Foundation for its generous contribution to developing this website.
This website is dedicated to all the Korean War veterans and the kind angels around the world who opened their hearts and welcomed Hannah with so much love wherever she went. She will never forget.
More information about Hannah and her journeys around the world can be found at remember727.org.