Revisit Korea Program

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Revisit Korea Program

Goal

The goal of Revisit Korea Program is to express gratitude to Korean War veterans from 21 UN allied nations and build their pride by allowing them to witness how Korea enjoys peace and prosperity thanks to their noble sacrifices and dedication.

Method of engagement

The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs subsidizes the Korean Veterans Association (KVA) to implement the program. 

Invitees

Korean War veterans and one family member (or a caregiver) for each

Number of veterans invited

About 500 people will have been invited in 2015. Since the beginning of the program in 1975, 29,843 UN Korean War veterans have been invited through this program by the end of 2014.

Benefits

50% of airfare cost for a veteran and 30% for a guest family member or caregiver will be covered by the Government.
* The Government will fully pay the airfare of Veterans and family members coming from Ethiopia, India, Colombia and Turkey.

Itinerary

  • Visit to the Seoul National Cemetery, the War Memorial, and Panmunjom (the site of armistice negotiations)
  • Visit to battle sites relevant to each participating nation, wreath-laying and remembrance ceremonies
  • Official receptions and awards banquets, including recognition by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs