To express gratitude to Korean War veterans from 21 UN allied nations and enhance their sense of pride allowing them to witness how Korea enjoys peace and prosperity thanks to their noble sacrifices and dedication
The MPVA has subsidized the Korean Veterans Association (KVA) to implement the program. In 2011, in commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, the MPVA took a more proactive role in planning this program in consultation with the KVA and Embassies of 21 UN allied nations.
Korean War Veteran and one family member (or caregiver)
About 600 persons were invited in 2011.
Approximately 28,430 UN Korean War veterans have been invited by the end of 2011 through this program which began in 1975.
Airfare subsidies will be provided, 50% of the cost absorbed for the Veterans and 30% for the guest family member or caregiver.
* The Government will fully pay the airfare of Veterans and family members coming from Ethiopia, India, Colombia and Turkey.
- Visit to the Seoul National Cemetery, the War Memorial, and the Panmunjeom Armistice negotiations site
- 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