What’s New

  • Home >
  • Press & Public Affairs >
  • What’s New
The 48th Anniversary of the March 15th Revolution view
The 48th Anniversary of the March 15th Revolution
Date 2008-03-17 오후 4:01:17 View 1899
The 48th Anniversary of the March 15th Revolution

* Where: National Democracy Park for the March 15th Revolution *
* When: 10:00 AM, Mar. 15(Sat.), 2008 *

A commemorating ceremony will be held on March 15th at the National Democracy Park for the March 15th Revolution sponsored by the association (Chairman Paik Han-ki) for the commemoration of the Revolution, marking the 48th anniversary of the March 15th Revolution in Masan. The revolution on March 15th of 1960 was triggered by the political corruption of the ruling Freedom Party and the presidential election fabricated to retain the power of the corrupted autocratic regime. The revolution also gave rise to the April 19th Revolution in Gwangju.

The solemn service will be attended by around 1,000 people including Presidential Secretary Park Jae-wan of Political Affairs, Minister Kim Yang of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, Governor Kim Tae-ho of Gyeongsangnam-do, Mayor Whang Chul-gon of Masan City, members of the Association for the Commemoration of the March 15th Revolution, citizens and students. The Director of the Commemorative Association for the April 19th Revolution Gyeongsangnamdo branch will give a progress report followed by the keynote speech by the chairman of the Association for the Commemoration of the March 15th Revolution and congratulatory speech of the President of the Republic of Korea (read by Ryu Woo-ik, Head of the presidential office on his behalf) and a couple of remarks, poem reciting and singing of the March 15th Song.

Before the ceremony, a ceremony of paying tribute to the victims of the March 15th Revolution was held at 4 PM of March 14 in the National Democracy Park for the March 15th Revolution.

On the sidelines of the main ceremony, there will be a series of activities including a photo exhibition, March 15th Marathon, a writing contest, and an oratorical contest to remind ordinary citizens of the noble spirit of the revolution and let them have a chance to think about it.
jpg 200831716116.jpg [238.54kb]
list