Revisit Korea Program

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Revisit Korea Program

Goal

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

Method of engagement

The MPVA has subsidized the Korean Veterans Association (KVA) to implement the program. 

Invitees

Korean War Veteran and one family member (or caregiver)

Number of veterans invited

About 450 persons will be invited in 2014.

Approximately 29,843 UN Korean War veterans have been invited by the end of 2014 through this program which began in 1975.

Benefits

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.

Itinerary

  • 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