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Hyosung invited 30 Korean War heroes to the “Stand up for Heroes!” event held on June 25 at the Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul. The event was co-hosted by the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Southern Seoul Regional Office (MPVA) and Kiwoom Heroes and sponsored by Hyosung.
Hyosung paid the expenses for vehicles, meal, souvenir, etc. for the 30 war veterans invited to a game between Kiwoom Heroes and Doosan Bears.
The event was arranged to remember the dedication of the war veterans on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Agreement. The name of the event, “Stand up for Heroes,” was fixed in association with Kiwoom Heroes to show the support and appreciation for the Korean War heroes.
People who came to see the game had an opportunity to enjoy programs held for the event including roulette event related to the truce of the Korean War, quiz game, ceremonial pitches done by war veterans, march of the standard bearers of the 22 countries that came to ROK’s aid during the war, and performance by the band of the Capital Defense Command.
“We should feel grateful and pay our respects to war veterans who devoted themselves to the homeland and strive to pass such feeling to upcoming generations,” Hyosung Chairman CHO Hyun-joon said.
Hyosung engages in a variety of social contribution activities for those who rendered distinguished services for the country, setting protection of the homeland and paying of respects to war veterans as some of the important social contribution-related themes. Such activities include the following: invitation of war veterans to a trip to Imjingak and Odusan Unification Observatory (in May) and provision of daily necessities like meat soup and gomtang (meat bone soup) for war veterans staying at home under the care of the MPVA on the occasion of memorial month in June.