The program has been finalized for the 60th Anniversary observance of the cease-fire of the Korean War scheduled for Saturday, July 27.
It will begin at 10 a.m. on Fifth Street in front of the Korean War Memorial in Krog Park. Music by the Washington Brass Band will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Police will block off Fifth Street between Mac-Arthur and Highway 47, beginning at 7:30 a.m. to allow time for setting up a speakers’ platform and chairs by the parks department. People are advised to bring chairs since there is not expected to be enough seating for all of the people.
Parking will be available in the Mercy Hospital Doctors Building lot, and people are advised to enter the lot from Third Street. For people who need assistance from the parking lot to Fifth Street, golf carts will be available.
There will be special seating available for Korean War veterans.
The main speaker will be Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer. Other speakers will include Mayor Sandy Lucy; Suann Taylor, Union, a South Korean native; state and national leaders in the Korean War Veterans Association; Les Eckelkamp, Washington, a Korean War veteran; Han Ko, St. Louis, South Korean native, who will present special medallions to Korean veterans who are members of the local chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA).
Master of ceremonies will be Commander Dave Anderson of the Washington Chapter 324 of the KWVA.
The soloist will be Miss Connie Jones. There will be a dove release by Dave and Candy Stuckenschneider. Boy Scouts will assist.
American Legion and VFW Honor Guards will participate. Taps will be sounded by Don Hahne, director of the Brass Band.