Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

City of Norcross

Gwinnett County Company Honors Korean War Vets, Makes Donation to Norcross Library

Last week, Gwinnett County-based HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America hosted a ceremony recognizing Korean War veterans at the Gwinnett County Public Library Norcross Branch.

As part of its community outreach program, the company, whose parent company is based in South Korea, presented gifts to the library and to U.S. veterans who served in the Korean War as part of the U.N. forces.

The event was attended by:

  • Norman Board, president of the Korean War Veterans Association,
  • Shim Mansoo, president of the Korean War Veterans Association in Atlanta,
  • Consul General Choi Jong-hee, military attaché at the Korean Consulate General in Atlanta,
  • Jang Kyung Sub, president of the Korean War Veterans Association Southern Chapter,
  • Stan Park, CEO of HD Hyundai Construction Equipment NA,
  • Byun Jaeik, CFO of HD Hyundai Construction Equipment NA and
  • Representatives from the Gwinnett County Public Library.

HD Hyundai Construction Equipment offered 17 surviving Korean War veterans a choice between a TV and a $500 gift card. The company also donated twenty 75-inch televisions with nameplates to the Gwinnett County Public Library. 

Most of the veterans who received TVs plan to donate them to local senior centers and other facilities.

Charles Pace, executive director of the Gwinnett County Public Library, expressed gratitude, saying, “Many citizens participate in various programs at the library. We thank the Korean War veterans for their dedication and hard work, and we also thank HD Hyundai Construction Equipment for sponsoring this event.”

Among those present for the ceremony were (left to right) Stan Park, Hyundai Construction Equipment NA CEO and president; Korean War Veterans Tai Hyung Kwon, David Shim and Norman Board; Charles Pace (Gwinnett Library Executive Director), and Jaeuk Kim, CFO Hyundai CE NA

Park added, “I am pleased to be able to express our respect and gratitude to these veterans. This is the second time we have conducted a community outreach program for Korean War veterans.”

Thanks to their sacrifices, Korea has become one of the top 10 economies in the world, and we will continue to seek ways to honor our veteran heroes,” he said.

Board also commented, “It is an honor to be here.”

He recounted his experience as a member of the U.S. 1st Marine Division during the Korean War in the winter of 1950, where he was involved in the Battle of Jangjin Reservoir for 13 months and narrowly escaped death.

He explain, “Korea is a very special place for me, as it has developed into an advanced country in all aspects, including economy, military and culture. I am deeply grateful to Korean companies for not forgetting us and remembering us.”

Photo caption: HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America hosted at the Gwinnett County Public Library Norcross Branch a ceremony recognizing Korean War veterans, presenting gifts to the library and to U.S. veterans who served in the Korean War as part of the UN forces.

Written By

You May Also Like

Arts & Entertainment

Explore Gwinnett, the destination marketing organization for Gwinnett County has awarded over $175,000 in funding for project grants through the 2024 Gwinnett Creativity Fund...

Around Atlanta

Walk alongside larger-than-life metal sculptures of nature’s iconic residents at Fernbank Museum’s newest exhibit, “Forest Forms,” which opens June 29. Ranging from five feet...

Business

Hai Robotics, a warehouse automation company known for its HaiPick modular Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS), has relocated its Americas headquarters from California...

© 2024, Southwest Gwinnett magazine | Website Managed by Mighty Rockets LLC