South King County Flag Day Celebration set for June 16

Annual event will highlight Korean War Armistice

Metropolitan King County Council member Pete von Reichbauer and the Soroptimist International of Federal Way will host South King County’s 29th Annual Flag Day Celebration on Saturday, June 16.

The event begins with a reception at 9:30 a.m., with the official program beginning at 10 a.m. and in the parking lot of The Commons mall, 1928 S. Commons, between Chase Bank and Applebees.

This year’s event will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. Korean War veterans Maj. Gen. Nam Pyo Park of the Republic of Korea and Maj. Gen. General John Hemphill of the United States will be recognized for their service and leadership. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will be the keynote speaker. Korean Consul General Hyung-jong Lee will also be a featured guest.

“I look forward to hosting veterans, public officials, and other community members at the annual South King County Flag Day Celebration,” von Reichbauer said in a media release. “This year’s celebration will be a unique opportunity to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, particularly given the news events of today.”

The celebration is an opportunity to honor active duty, reservist and retired military personnel who have protected our nation and to recognize first responders. The event will take place rain or shine under a tent.

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