Chicago celebrates sixth Annual Korean American Day
Recognizing the local and national Korean community
CHICAGO, IL — The Korean American Association of Chicago (KAAC) is pleased to announce that it will host the 6th Annual Korean American Day Celebration at Richard J. Daley Center on Friday, January 13, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The flag raising ceremony with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Marine Veterans will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. at the Daley Center, followed by opening remarks by the KAAC President John Kim and concluding the program with Korean cultural performances.
“This event is even more special for KAAC because we are also celebrating our 50th year anniversary,” said KAAC President Kim. It should be a promising year for Korean Americans in Chicago, especially with the recent visit of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak this past October, and Busan’s continuing participation in Chicago’s Sister City project.
“We are proud of our service and contributions to the greater community, and look forward to continue that tradition by sharing and celebrating Korean ethnic heritage and culture with our neighbors for years to come.”
Korean American Day is a day to commemorate the contributions of Korean Americans in the US. This day also recognizes the day when more than 100 Korean immigrants arrived in Hawaii on January 13, 1903. Today, there are more than two million people of Korean decent residing in the US. Local municipalities and Korean American associations nationwide are marking the occasion.