On 26 July 2019, Ambassador Enna Park visited the Korean War Memorial in Victoria Embankment Gardens outside the Ministry of Defence in London to commemorate the 66th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement. Ambassador Park laid a wreath to pay tribute to British service personnel who fought to preserve freedom in Korea.
Despite the inclement weather, the event was attended by a crowd of around 190, including the Rt Hon Earl Howe, the Dowager Viscountess Rothermere, British Korean War veterans and their families, and military attachés from the countries that sent combat troops to South Korea under the flag of the United Nations during the Korean War.
During the Korean War, the UK provided the second largest number of troops after the United States to defend the freedom of Korea. In her remarks during the ceremony, Ambassador Park said that the sacrifices and contributions made by British servicemen have built the foundation of South Korea’s economic prosperity and vigorous democracy. The Ambassador also emphasized that their bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten, expressing her respect and gratitude.
After the wreath laying ceremony at the memorial, she hosted a luncheon for veterans and their families at the Royal Horseguards Hotel.